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From Peter Reilly <>
Subject Re: cvs commit: ant/src/testcases/org/apache/tools/ant/filters
Date Fri, 14 May 2004 12:56:46 GMT
Stefan Bodewig wrote:

>On 13 May 2004, <> wrote:
>>Make tests pass on MacOS X.
>To recap the situation.
><fixcrlf> will use CR as line separator on any Mac, including on Macs
>that run MacOS X.  OS X obviously deals with all kinds of line
>separators but its native separator (including Java's line.separator
>system property) is a LF.
>The real solution probably would be to patch <fixcrlf> to base its
>decision on the line.separator property, but I'm really concerned
>about backwards compatibility since this behavior is part of <fixrclf>
>since Ant 1.1 and has been wrong since then as well - IIRC the first
>(pre-)releases of OS X have already been available in 2000.
I think that it would be a good idea to use line.separator for the
default value.
It is less brittle than the current method, and I cannot imagine that
many people would have used <fixcrlf> on MacOSX without
setting the eol attribute.


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