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Re: CR-LF handling behavior of SED changed recently - this breaks a lot of MinGW cross build scripts




On Fri, Jun 9, 2017 at 2:42 PM, Hans-Bernhard Bröker wrote:
>> I don't see another way than having sed strip away the CRs. It
>> doesn't make sense to build programs intended to be run under plain
>> Windows such that they do not produce CRs.
>
>
> I believe it makes much more sense than you think.  Hardly any Windows tool
> worth using actually _needs_ those CRs in the first place.

I agree heartily with this; the only Windows tool I use that is
actually dependent on CR is notepad, and usually that is only for a
lazy verification that CR is/isn't present

Everything I've written for dealing with Windows CR infested outputs
in *nix environments I strip all CRs as my first step, and do not put
CRs in my output; so far no complaints from end users about the
missing CRs.

-- Erik

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