Skip to main content

Spurious carriage-returns

What is it with spurious carriage-returns, or line-feeds, or whatever
is the correct name for them? First we had some problems at work
because some Javascript Include files were being exported from our
repository on a Windows PC and therefore included Windows-friendly
line-feed characters at the end of every line, and therefore made the
file itself slightly larger than it was in Unix format, and this then
caused the Javascript compilation limit to be reached, breaking the
page. Not good. Just goes to show another reason why Unix is better
than Windows.
And then with this email posting to Blogger shenanigans! It seems that
somehow in the email to blog post process, some additional line-feeds
or carriage-returns appear. Why is that?
Anyway, this is a plain text email written in gMail. I wonder whether
it will be affected...


Popular posts from this blog

Selecting Full on this computer may result in degraded video playback

When I attempt to import Full 1920x1080 video into iMovie '08 on my MacBook, it tells me "Selecting Full on this computer may result in degraded video playback". It doesn't tell me, however, what I can do about it. Is it the CPU? The graphics card? RAM? The slower Firewire 400? Is there a list of Mac models that can support full 1080 resolution? Do I need to switch to Final Cut? There is a discussion on the Apple Support forums, but no answer yet...

Berkhamsted Multi-storey Car Park

Petition The premise seems to be that Berko needs more parking spaces, and that the traffic infrastructure is able to accommodate extra traffic. However, according to the council's own report , our largest car park only gets 73% full, and the Lower Kings Road already gets 93% congested at the weekday evening peak - so the traffic congestion problem is already worse than the car park utilisation, and they predict the traffic queues on Lower Kings Road will increase by about 30%. If you want to know the detail... Let's start with that first part: that Berko needs more parking spaces. Looking at the council's own Transport Assessment that they have submitted to support this planning application, it says that the railway car park gets only 73% full at its busiest hour in the week. So there are already a significant number of free spaces in Berko just a few minutes walk from the centre. And as for the Lower Kings Road car park, the report tells us this can get up to 97%