Opened 9 years ago

#834 new enhancement

document and support external format for liberal line ending convention

Reported by: mhd Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: IDE Version: trunk
Keywords: Cc:

Description

There should be a documented external format that is liberal in accepting various line termination styles. According to Gary Byers, there is one already. If so, it should just be documented. If not, it should be created and documented. It should accept CRLF, CR, and LF (and like most systems, throw in LFCR for good luck) as line endings, converting them all to CL's abstract #\Newline character.

Gary wrote in a related bug: (http://trac.clozure.com/ccl/ticket/833#comment:2)

The documentation (section 4.5.3) is a bit out of date in that it doesn't mention that the :inferred line termination keyword will recognize CRLF on input files (as well as CR an LF); that can be handy if the file's line termination conventions are unknown.

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