[Smaug] CR/LF, wordwrap, newline & ASCII

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu, 13 Jun 2002 18:34:24 -0700

Quoting Phil White (cerise@littlegreenmen.armory.com):

> I think this response deserves quite a bit of enhancement.


> Think about it.  There isn't any key (or arguably, combination of keys)
> which has a universal meaning across all applications.

The keypress generates a hardware-level scancode.  Absent intervention
by userland software, it'll generate a key sequence as determined by
your OS's terminal handler.

> Especialy when you're dealing with a text editor.  A newline can be
> the OS default, or it can be an editor specific meaning.

Oh, gimme a break.  Now, you're introducing macros.