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Re: Aw: Re: Default line endings on Mac

From: Torsten
Subject: Re: Aw: Re: Default line endings on Mac
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 20:45:49 +0100

On 10.01.19 20:21, "Markus Mützel" wrote:
> Am Donnerstag, 10. Januar 2019 um 19:57 Uhr schrieb "John W. Eaton":
>> On 1/10/19 12:54 PM, Andrew Janke wrote:
>>> Hi, Octave maintainers,
>>> On macOS, at least with a Qt build, the default EOL mode for Octave as 
>>> of 4.4.1 is "Mac (CR)".
>>> I think this might be an archaism: "Mac" (\r) EOL mode text files were 
>>> used by pre-OS X Mac OSes like Mac OS 9. Since the switch to the 
>>> Unix-based OS X, Mac programs generally default to Unix style (\n) line 
>>> endings. You can verify this by opening TextEdit and creating a new 
>>> plain text file: it uses \n EOLs.
>>> Having files created in legacy Mac (\r) mode makes it a bit harder to 
>>> use Unix command line tools and stuff like GitHub with those files.
>>> Can/should Octave be changed to default to Unix (\n) EOLs on macOS?
>> If that is what is currently used by default on macos by other 
>> applications then I think we should switch.  We would, of course, still 
>> support files with CR line endings, but create new files with LF.
> The attached patch should change the default EOL to LF for Mac.
> But I don't have a Mac to check if it actually works.
>> Do we currently detect the line endings in the file and try to match the 
>> usage?  If not, should we?  How difficult would it be?
> I believe such a check is already done in file_editor_tab::detect_eol_mode.
>> Now, if Windows would just abandon CRLF in favor of LF only...
> I hear you. And UTF-8 as a working encoding. Or better yet the default...
> Markus

Markus, the patch looks good. However, I can't test it either.


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