[racket] CRLF vs LF & windows

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Sat Oct 1 14:11:49 EDT 2011

On Saturday, October 1, 2011, Rodolfo Carvalho <rhcarvalho at gmail.com> wrote:
> Good news!
> I happen to use DrRacket in Windows and Linux and every time I switch
systems version control will mark every line as changed because of line
> I didn't try the pre-release yet. Is there a way to explicitly choose
between CRLF and LF?

Not currently, no. Give the new version a try (I fixed a big in it this man
ing so you may want to wait until tonight's nightly build happens) and if
there is some usecase that isn't well-covered, please let us know, and we'll
figure out something to do to make it better.


> On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 22:15, Robby Findler <robby at eecs.northwestern.edu>
>> I've pushed a change today in the way that DrRacket handles line
>> endings under windows. If you are a regular windows user who has the
>> energy to give the pre-release a try for your usual DrRacketeering for
>> a week or month or so to share you feedback on this change, that'd be
>> great.
>> In old versions, DrRacket would open a file in any style and then save
>> it using CRLF (under windows; it would always save regular LF files on
>> other platforms). In the current pre-release, DrRacket checks to see
>> if every line ends in CRLF in the file and, if so, it saves the file
>> in CRLF (and puts a little warning in the bottom of the window that it
>> is in this mode). Otherwise, it saves the file in LF mode. There is a
>> preference to go back to the old behavior too.
>> Feedback welcomed.
>> Thanks,
>> Robby
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