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Re: text file formats
On Thu, Apr 06, 2006 at 10:01:34PM +0300, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2006 10:05:42 -0400
> > From: Daniel Jacobowitz <email@example.com>
> > Why are you going to tremendous lengths to accomodate non-native
> > newline conventions? Is there some good reason I've missed?
> I don't know if that's Bob's reason, but one good reason is that
> nowadays you can never know where (on what machine) the source files
> live, and who edits them on what platform. For example, some
> developers are so used to Microsoft's Visual Studio that they use it
> to edit sources to be compiled on Unix (via the network).
> So it does make sense to support non-native formats, although adding
> that to GDB would be a non-trivial job.
This is exactly my reasoning. Usually I agree 100% with Daniel, but in
this circumstance, I just think it's wrong to say "sorry, your out of
luck" to the user.