text in fields (CR/LF, CR, LF) which is correct?

Bill Vlahos bvlahos at jpl.nasa.gov
Thu Aug 29 23:43:00 EDT 2002

My understanding is that OS X will make either cr=return or linefeed 
depending on what application is generating it. Traditional MacOS 
application continue to make "return" while command line apps make 
linefeeds. I thought that Rev 1.1.x made returns but don't know about 

Bill Vlahos

On Thursday, August 29, 2002, at 04:10  PM, Kee Nethery wrote:

>> Kee Nethery <kee at kagi.com> wrote:
>>> 6. Is there some hack, some magic moves I can perform in script to 
>>> get Revolution to display the lone returns?
>> Because of the cross-platform capabilities, Rev displays ascii 13 and 
>> linefeeds variously on different platforms. To get the proper results 
>> no matter which platform the stack is on, try:
>>   replace numtochar(13) with cr in fld <myFld>
>> By using the built-in "cr" constant, Rev will substitute the right 
>> number of returns and/or linefeeds for whatever OS is running. In 
>> other words, let the engine do the work.
> On Mac OS X, cr = linefeed
> On Mac OS 9, cr = return
> Mac OS X is being treated as Unix.
> this means that before I store data back into the database, I need to 
> replace all the linefeeds with returns.
> Thanks everyone.
> Revolution team:
> CR as a constant is not in the paper docs.
> The display of text in a text field on a per platform basis did not 
> appear in the docs for "field".
> kee nethery
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