At 15:41 -0600 2001/02/14, Randolph J. Herber wrote:
>|>  In
>|>the past and even nowadays there exist other file types where the
>|>end-of-line marker is not part of the file (i.e. a special character),
>|>e.g. files with a fixed-width record (aka line) length.
>|Today, which ones?
>       Compaq OpenVMS and IBM OS/MVS are two examples

Are these OS's in continued widespread use, or are they dying? -- The thing
is that without those OS line separator convetions, one can decide that a
line separator should be \l, \r, or a \r\l (as in Java), and that would be
platform independent.

  Hans Aberg
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