Sean O'Halpin schrieb:
> 'Non-binary' mode (or 'text mode') comes from the underlying C
> library. It's part of ANSI C and is what makes C and Ruby on Windows
> work like C and Ruby on Unix for all text file processing out of the
> box. It turns those horrible CRLFs (\r\n) into nice LFs (\n) only so
> programmers see a uniform interface. YMMV but I do a heck of a lot
> more text file processing than binary file processing in Ruby and my
> (admittedly non-scientific) hunch is that most Ruby users on both Unix
> and Windows do the same (e.g. Rails).
> 
> Would you want to have to set textmode on to make all your text
> processing scripts portable? Yikes! But as I said, YMMV.

Thanks for your input, Sean. I answered the other thread.

Regards,
Pit