Text differences (Was: The VAX is running
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Sun Apr 5 16:43:02 CDT 2009
On 5 Apr 2009 at 13:27, Fred Cisin wrote:
> New-line is not really standardized.
> Although the machines may all claim to be using ASCII,
> newline may be represented by
> CR LF,
> or LF CR (rarest)
> The reasons are enough for a thread of its own.
The CDC STAR OS used US as an EOL character. It was useful on a batch-
input OS; one could organize a job with US, RS, GS and FS characters.
Files consisting of groups of records consisting of units. Makes
sense--and odd that it wasn't more widely adopted. One would
logically assume that the matter of carriage control would be treated
as an issue of formatting, not of delimiting information.
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