RE: Backslash n [OT] was Line Separator and Paragraph Separator

From: Kent Karlsson (
Date: Tue Oct 21 2003 - 07:17:36 CST

John Cowan wrote:
> In addition, the Rationale makes clear that internal newlines can be
> mapped to anything appropriate on output, including CR/LF and padding
> with blank spaces to fit into a card reader/punch environment:

Only for "text mode IO". Not for binary mode IO. If you want to
portably(*) deal
with Unicode IO, esp. UTF-16 and UTF-32 (either BE or LE), but also
UTF-8, use
binary mode IO.

                /kent k

(*) Portable here means: working the same way for the same input on each
platform, not "platform dependent".

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