If you develop your project (happily) in a cave where all other tribe members use the same configuration, you may be oblivious to the raging line endings war that has cursed computing for decades. If it so happens that another tribe member arrives with another configuration, the line ending genes...

There is a raging war out there, driven by the eternal question "What text editor do you use?". Until recently, I was ignorant of the two camps, the vi-like editors and Emacs. What peaked my curiosity was that Notepad-like programs are not even considered as text editors. When people have...