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Philippe Lhoste <> wrote:

> > In text mode, when you write "\r\n", it is written as CRCRLF. The first
> > CR is for the "\r" and the CRLF is for the "\n".  
> Aha, good answer! Obvious in retrospect... It explains why sometime I get files with 
> double line spacing with this curious CRCRLF scheme. And why one should use the 
> system-agnostic \n line ending: even if that's what is written raw in the file, only the 
> brain-dead Notepad won't understand it... :-)

The issue with text mode is then that '\n' means both
* character #10

(the same in other scripting languages, indeed)