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Re: Default line endings on Mac

From: Torsten
Subject: Re: Default line endings on Mac
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 20:02:07 +0100

On 10.01.19 18:54, 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?
> Cheers,
> Andrew

If Mac users agree to LF being the default ending, the change should not
be difficult. Btw: In Geany, the line ending CR is denoted as "Classic
Mac", which might be more up to date.


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