This topic likely will not affect users unless they are doing multi-line edit scripting or using the Explode feature.
Not all line breaks are equal. 2 different characters get used for line endings:
- Line feed. ASCII character #10. The designator for Explode, regular expressions, etc., is
- Carriage return. ASCII character #13. The designator for Explode, regular expressions, etc., is
To muddy the waters, different OSs have used different line end encodings:
- Classic Mac OS: carriage return (\r).
- Unix, including macOS: (\n). (So, some longstanding Mac apps may still use \r as originally in Classic Mac OS.
- Windows uses a 2 character method: carriage return + line feed (\r\n).
Text generated in Tinderbox (except perhaps very early versions running pre-macOS) uses the Unix/macOS style line offered style of line end, \n.
When including a line end as part of an Explode delimiter, \r and r generally have the same effect so using \n as a 'default' is probably good working practice.
However, depending on the source of text brought into Tinderbox, e.g. a text file dragged in for exploding, the designator used for line end may have to be adjusted.