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Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Re: Two odd features with "new" installation procedur

From: Ralf Angeli
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Re: Two odd features with "new" installation procedure
Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 15:18:21 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110004 (No Gnus v0.4) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

* David Kastrup (2005-05-24) writes:

> Ralf Angeli <address@hidden> writes:
>> Have we had problems with this?
> I suspect that the failures to execute mkinstalldirs on MacOSX might
> be related to that.
>> I mean, that's a problem of the CVS client, right?
> More like a problem with DOS in general.
> Well, in this case it turns out to be a problem with Perl.  The
> documentation I have been finding on the web suggests that it converts
> non-binary opened files into \n when reading and writing.

But Perl is unrelated to mkinstalldirs.

> The bug reports don't suggest that.  If we get the Perl script to
> output consistent results regardless of the input, I think we ought to
> be able to get away without warning about any end-of-line conversion
> problems.  I don't think we have any binary files in our distribution
> at the moment (the icon image files are all text).

What about rewriting the Perl script in Elisp?  Emacs should be able
to deal with differing line endings.


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