An encoding for newline you’ve never heard of
A file recently turned up from an external partner. Our software was having problems parsing it. I opened it up in TextPad (text editor for Windows) and everything looked fine. Obviously I consider our software to be perfect so I was a little perplexed as how this file could be causing problems...
It turned out there were newline issues. Opening the file in a hex editor revealed the file used \n\n\r for newlines, i.e. 3 bytes.
I am amazed by (at least) the following facts:
- A file uses such newlines
- There exists a text editor which can open files using such newlines