pre-RFR (s): 8049847: Enhance PrintWriter line.separator handling

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at
Mon Jan 5 15:55:00 UTC 2015

On 05/01/2015 15:26, Claes Redestad wrote:
> :
>> For printf/format/Formatter then having %n result in a call to 
>> newLine() has some appeal. It's doable in Formatter but would require 
>> a spec change.
> If we do this (do we have to?), where do we expose the newLine? 
> Currently Appendable is the only thing Formatter knows about, but I 
> guess having it there has been declared distasteful. :-)
> Having it in Writer and doing some checks and casts could work, I 
> guess, just need to be careful not to impact performance much for 
> non-Writer cases.
We don't have to do this, I was just pointing out that it has some 
appeal. Formatter does have a constructor that takes a PrintStream for 


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