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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject <fixcrlf> and MacOS X (was Re: cvs commit: ant/src/testcases/org/apache/tools/ant/filters
Date Fri, 04 Jun 2004 07:18:39 GMT
On Fri, 14 May 2004, Peter Reilly <> wrote:
> Stefan Bodewig wrote:

>><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.
> I think that it would be a good idea to use line.separator for the
> default value.

I tend to agree, but there is this BC thing.

> It is less brittle than the current method,

So true.

> and I cannot imagine that many people would have used <fixcrlf> on
> MacOSX without setting the eol attribute.

Poll user@ant?


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