Sept 17, 2013 TC39 Meeting Notes
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Tue Sep 24 18:02:44 PDT 2013
On 09/24/2013 05:32 PM, Allen Wirfs-Brock wrote:
> On Sep 24, 2013, at 4:12 PM, Brendan Eich wrote:
>> Rick Waldron wrote:
>>> - Normalize CR, LF, and CRLF to LF
>>> [WH: Is this consensus recorded correctly? I understood the consensus to be normalizing all lexical grammar LineTerminatorSequences to LF.]
>> TC39 members (including me) tend to forget, or turn a blind eye, toward LINE_SEPARATOR and PARA_SEPARATOR :-P.
> Does it make sense to also normalize other line separators to LF. Are there any known platforms that use anything other than CR, LF, CRLF as their default line separator? I tend to think that anybody who explicitly puts one of those other separators literally into a template string has a reason for doing so and we should just leave it alone.
I'm mainly wary of complicating things by adding yet another exception to a rule. Now we'd have two kinds of LineTerminatorSequences: ones that get normalized and ones that don't. This would make for yet another piece of esoteric trivia for users to remember or get surprised by if they missed it.
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