Text differences (Was: The VAX is running
cisin at xenosoft.com
Sun Apr 5 15:27:58 CDT 2009
On Sat, 4 Apr 2009, Ian King wrote:
> Source files should not be giving you a 'record problem' (since they're
> text) - but there is another potential issue. I downloaded some BASIC
> source files on a PC, zipped them up and transferred them over to a VAX.
> I picked one to compile (this is BASIC we're talking about), and it
> failed with an error per line. I opened up the file in TPU and
> discovered that there was a 'spurious' CR at the end of each line. I
> removed those and everything compiled and linked. Take a look at the
> line-level translation that may be happening. -- Ian
New-line is not really standardized.
Although the machines may all claim to be using ASCII,
newline may be represented by
or LF CR (rarest)
The reasons are enough for a thread of its own.
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