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Editting Unix files using MCL.
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- Subject: Editting Unix files using MCL.
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Bob Hall)
- Date: Tue, 1 Dec 92 16:21:42 EST
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- In-reply-to: Mark Peot's message of Tue, 1 Dec 92 12:59:42 PST <9212012059.AA09453@rpal.rockwell.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Dec 92 12:59:42 PST
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Mark Peot)
When I read a Unix file from MCL, MCL is smart and converts all of the unix
carriage returns to newline characters. Unfortunately, when I write the file
back out to the Unix world, it uses the MCL newline character rather than the
Unix newline character.
The question: What is the minimally painful way to change MCL or Fred so that
it both reads and writes files in UNIX format?
I have not experienced any problem like this. I regularly
read/write/create files in both UNIX (using Gnuemacs and Allegro CL v4.1)
and MCL (v2.0 final p1) and I freely read/load/compile such
files unchanged on both systems oblivious to where the file was created.
I can remember some
weirdness involving UNIX files with 2.0b1, but it wasn't with regard
to newlines, rather window sizes and positions. These went away with
the final release. I use Versaterm on the Mac to transfer the
files to/from UNIX over a phone line.
I tentatively conclude that either a white knight (in the AI planning sense)
is fixing things behind my back, or else the problem is not with MCL.