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Re: negligible error in mined

From: Bill Hacker <wbh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 06 Apr 2005 20:00:30 +0800

Mathias Schacht wrote:

Bill Hacker wrote:

(mined 1024 char line limit..)

But which UNIX editors habitually create such files?

I could create such files with ee.

Please don't!

    I stumbeled over the
    issue when I tried to minedit some Makefile in the ports
    tree, but I forgot which one.

Probably had ^M and such in it from WinWoes land also ... ;-) - needs corrected at the 'source'.

So long as we are limited to the aspect ratio of the binocular
Mark One Human Eyeball for a toolset, readability is best served
by a more reasonable max width - VTXXX and other 130-column
displays, 'landscape' A4, the 35mm film format (purpose-selected
to match the sensitive area of human field of view, and nearly
100 years ago, at that [1]).  Well documented long before VESA. [2]


[1] 1913 or just before.

[2] 'The Leica Manual' Ernst Leitz, Wetzlar DE, 1950

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