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Re: @ continuation not working in @def...

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: @ continuation not working in @def...
Date: Tue, 09 Feb 2021 21:11:02 +0200

> From: Gavin Smith <gavinsmith0123@gmail.com>
> Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2021 18:39:09 +0000
> > Should we try to modify the parsers to handle dos eol on Unix like
> > platforms?  In that case I could have a go at the perl parser maybe this
> > weekend.
> My inclination is towards not handling them, as it can't be much of a
> real problem, not having come up until now.  If people have files with
> MS-DOS style line endings it would be better if they could convert
> them, rather than trying to deal with this in the program.  They could
> work out and fix the reason why they had these line endings in the
> first place, avoiding problems with other programs too.  I think it's
> a complication that we can avoid dealing with.

You mean, on Posix platforms, right?  Because on MS-Windows text files
with CRLF EOL format are normal, and we cannot possibly unsupport

(Apologies if I'm barking up the wrong tree: I'm not sure I understand
what exactly are you discussing.)

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