[erlang-questions] Why ~n instead of n?

autophile <>
Wed Jan 17 23:14:41 CET 2007


Does anyone know why there is a ~n in the io:fwrite format when n seems to work just as well? Is it there for historical reasons? Am I committing a sin by using n and could lightning strike my program dead under some obscure circumstance?

Thanks,

--Rob
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