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No big deal, but if you add one char to a question, the edit history says it's adding 5.

Thought you should know.

  • So, would this be status-norepro, because adding one character really does add one character, or status-bydesign, because the system is designed to include the whitespace in the character count? Going no-repro for now. – Joel Coehoorn Oct 12 '09 at 16:23
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I think the reason for the discrepancy in the characters is that carriage return and line feed are counted separately so two carriage returns = 4 chars, plus the char you thought you added = 5.

Carriage return + Line feed + Carriage return + Line feed + character

  • Less discrepancy and more enthusiasm. Once more, with hidden characters. – random Oct 12 '09 at 12:56
  • Maybe discrepancy needed some clarification in that there was a discrepancy between our understanding of the character count and what was actually being counted. – BenAlabaster Oct 12 '09 at 13:40
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Let's take your most recent edit as an example here...

Original:

Are there any best practices surrounding this practice? I'd be interested to hear others' thoughts on the subject.

Revised:

Are there any best practices surrounding this practice? I'd be interested to hear others' thoughts on the subject.

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You're not counting the newlines added, which the diff (apparently) is, in the character count.

  • That's the one, @benalabaster & I are trying to figure out how other public wiki type sites manage concurrency. – John MacIntyre Oct 12 '09 at 12:53
  • Who says they do? – alex Oct 12 '09 at 13:15
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    @alex - Well "Last in wins" is a way of managing concurrency. – John MacIntyre Oct 12 '09 at 13:38

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