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Re: delete-trailing-whitespace and binary files

From: Stuart D. Herring
Subject: Re: delete-trailing-whitespace and binary files
Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2006 14:16:02 -0700 (PDT)
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I wrote:

> This seems wrong to me in two respects.  It doesn't do anything to NUL,
> which was the original problem character; instead, it marks as punctuation
> ^I (TAB), ^J (LFD), ^L (FFD), and ^M (CR), which should probably be left
> as whitespace.  One could also make a case that such characters as ^?
> (VTB) should remain whitespace, although I've never seen anyone use that
> one.

I didn't mean ^? (DEL); I just hadn't looked up which character was
vertical tab and forgot to fill it in before sending.  I should have
written ^I (HT: horizontal tab, or TAB), ^J (LF: line feed, or newline),
^L (FF: form feed), ^M (CR: carriage return), and ^K (VT: vertical tab);
one out of five ASCII abbreviations isn't bad, is it?


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