bugGNU Zile (Zile is Lossy Emacs) - Bugs: bug #59600, Reimplement line ending support...


bug #59600: Reimplement line ending support with dos2unix

Submitted by:  Reuben Thomas <rrt>
Submitted on:  Wed 02 Dec 2020 06:35:18 PM UTC  
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Status:  None Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  None

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Wed 02 Dec 2020 06:35:18 PM UTC, original submission:  

Zile's code is fundamentally affected by line ending support, for what is almost certainly a tiny minority of uses.

Reimplementing line ending support using conversion when loading/saving would simplify the code and improve editing efficiency. We would conversely lose speed when opening and writing large files with non-UNIX line endings, but Emacs too copes poorly with large files.

It would be possible also to use external programs to do character set conversion in future.

Reuben Thomas <rrt>
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