larry(_at_)wall(_dot_)org (Larry Wall) writes:
Gisle Aas writes:
: larry(_at_)wall(_dot_)org (Larry Wall) writes:
: > The really interesting question is what to do with the line separator
: > and paragraph separator characters. I think we're about to get a
: > cultural split between programs that stick with newlines (however
: > they're defined) and programs that use the Unicode delimiters. There
: > is the potential for much animated debate here.
: The Unicode line and paragraph separator will each be 3 bytes long
: when UTF8 encoded. That might affect their popularity.
Yes, that's a factor. I strongly suspect that most of the people
who stick with utf8 will also stick with newline 95% of the time.
But if the other culture ever takes off, it will also need some amount
of support. (Where "some" varies from 0 to 100%. :-)
Unicode Technical Report #13 "Newline Policy"