When is 10 really 13?

Mike Kerner MikeKerner at roadrunner.com
Thu Dec 5 09:08:02 EST 2013

I know that LC has this affinity for <LF> (ascii 10) instead of <CR> (ascii
13), but in this case it's going to be a problem.

I am trying to parse a text file that is output from another system.  When
LC reads the file, it automatically interprets all the <CR>'s as <LF>'s.

Thinking I was batty, I grabbed several other development tools that I
use.  Each and every one of them said that what LC said was an <LF> was
really a <CR>, so just to be sure I went to the source of the file, and
sure enough it is putting out <CR>.  Reading further through the code, it
appears that there are cases where both <CR> and <LF> are going to be
output, and the differences are significant to properly handling the data.

SO, do we have a way of dealing with this that I am not aware of?

On the first day, God created the heavens and the Earth
On the second day, God created the oceans.
On the third day, God put the animals on hold for a few hours,
   and did a little diving.
And God said, "This is good."

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