are there supposed to be control characters in source files?
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I was surprised to see occasional ^L characters (on otherwise empty lines) in the source files. They don't seem to be doing any harm but -- unless I'm missing something? -- they're not supposed to be there either.

[/some/path/git/gnupg]$ ack -hc $'\x0c' 
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obfusk created this task.Sat, Feb 13, 8:40 AM
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A page feed character is a very common and useful control character. In fact Emacs knows how to jump page by page.