[Newbies] \n equivalent?

Michael van der Gulik mikevdg at gmail.com
Sun Aug 2 22:01:01 UTC 2009

On Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at 9:20 AM, Paul DeBruicker <pdebruic at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> This is all very interesting.
> So
> 'Character cr asciiValue' is 13
> 'Character lf asciiValue' is 10

This gets complicated.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newline for a better summary than I could
write. This should be required reading for anybody working with
multi-platform text files.

Perhaps we need Stream>>newline or something?

Squeak follows the Macintosh OS9 convention (refer Wikipedia article above
under "Representation"). Arguably we should perhaps start using CR+LF like
Internet protocols do. Or perhaps the Unicode suggestion of... er... yea,
one of the options shown on that page.


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