in reply to Re: How is the default "Input Record Separator" set?
in thread How is the default "Input Record Separator" set?

$/ is "\n" on Windows and on *NIX (I believe there may have been some ancient builds on Windows that used to do this differently).

It would have been before 5.6 if so.

$/ was even "\n" on ancient MacOS which used CR as the line ending, though \n meant CR (0x0D) on such systems.

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