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Re^4: (OT) Fixing Line Endings - patch the shell

by Fengor (Monk)
on Nov 30, 2006 at 17:05 UTC ( #587013=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: (OT) Fixing Line Endings - patch the shell
in thread (OT) Fixing Line Endings

Well thats the problem we are only guessing here. But the fact is if you would change the behaviour how a line ending is handled you are changing a critical piece of the system, one that interacts with a hell of a lot of other programs. You can never now or assure that every other program still works correctly after the change. You can guess and you can try to foretell what effects the change will have but the shere amount of scripts that get invoked via the shebang every day will most definitely assure that you cannot guarantee it. And as far as i am concerned i would rather not have it added to the standard code base.

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