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Cluso99 wrote: »
IMHO we don't have to cater for mechanical teletypes any more.
This should have been sorted years ago, but there were commercial interests at play. I see MS has finally updated NotePad to read and write *nix and Mac files too.
Personally, we should have ditched <lf> years ago, along with autocorrect on phones - they always substitute something wrong when you're not looking
0 BEGIN CR DUP . 8 SPACES 1+ KEY UNTIL
The TAB of course should never have existed.
TonyB_ wrote: »
Don't knock it, think how much energy the tab character has saved.
I think RLC is not really needed anymore, with current storage sizes, saving spaces by encoding the content is not really needed.
msrobots wrote: »
Maybe I am wrong - happened before - and it is NOT the 'C' crowd, responsible. Then it is the '*nix' crowd simply IGNORING the two different escape sequences AVAILABLE in the 'C' language, and simply use \n as CRLF even if it is just a LF.