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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I dislike Microsoft as much as the next guy (probably more), but the history [wikipedia.org] says that the real blame here is in the design of printers. As a result the division between systems that used \r\n versus \n goes back to the mid-60s, which is comfortably before either Unix or Windows was created.

    In particular Windows inherited \r\n from DOS, which got it from 86-DOS which Microsoft purchased the rights to use from Seattle Computer Products in 1980, which in turn implemented \r\n because it was a CP/M clone and