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Last minute paranoia about ignoring <CR>'s
- To: (BUG LISP) at MIT-MC
- Subject: Last minute paranoia about ignoring <CR>'s
- From: KMP at MIT-MC (Kent M. Pitman)
- Date: Tue, 23 Oct 79 04:54:00 GMT
- Original-date: 23 OCT 1979 0054-EDT
- Sent-by: TURNIP at MIT-MC
Some points to consider ...
(1) JPG claims there may be a large number of Macsyma save files with bignums
broken across lines...
(2) As I recall, RLB mentioned something to me a long time ago about
compatibility on other sites where there is a maximum record-length
and records are delimited by <CR>'s ... this might mean it is impossible
for a system to store lines past a certain length for us. Probably
end-of-records could be special cased in some way so that the <CR> could
be meaningful in all other places -- eg, <CR>'s that occur at that boundary
might be ignored? a double-<CR> at that point might be needed for intended
single <CR> there ... dunno.
I'm still in favor of flushing the current convention, but let's make sure
nothing much will break first ...