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newlines and code page conversion

From: Terrence Enger
Subject: newlines and code page conversion
Date: Tue, 13 May 2003 17:25:24 -0400

Greetings, All.

I am working at making cvs run in EBCDIC on an IBM iSeries.  As part of my
changes I am replacing literal '\012' in the source code by '\n' and then
making the program explicitly transate to/from ASCII for the client/server
socket communications.  I wonder if the changed representation of newlines
would be a useful change to the official cvs.  Does anyone here like the
idea?  Particularly, does anyone know of a platform where this would cause

(Theoretically, the existing official source uses '\012' in constants
intended for socket communications, so that no code page translation is
needed.  However, immediately adjacent bytes *do* need translation, so it
would take a non-standard translation to exploit the distinction.  I thank
Larry Jones for this background information.)

Thank you all for your attention and thoughts.

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