Re: Those wretched ^M's!

From: George (greerga@DRAGON.HAM.MUOHIO.EDU)
Date: 11/13/97

On Thu, 13 Nov 1997, Sammy wrote:

>That's not really a bug in fread_string.  On a unix system, it's necessary
>to add the \r to have multiline text from db files comply with the telnet
>rfc.  It may cause problems with windows or macs, since they use different
>text file arrangements.

>Only when an olc addition saves a multiline description, so stock circle
>won't ever do this.

True, must have been using a hacked world file...stock world didn't do it,
although we probably could kill extra \r's in fread_string anyway.

>> Maybe in bpl13 we can throw away all those string strippers. :)
>Using your patch or my extra checks, you'll still get ^M's in your files
>on a unix system every time you save, tho they won't stack up.

That'll be better...have to find the real reason those things pop up, but
there's a place to stop it spreading.

George Greer  -   | Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity | is not thus handicapped. -- Elbert Hubbard

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