From: David Starner (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Nov 07 2002 - 15:14:20 EST
On Wed, Nov 06, 2002 at 09:47:43AM -0800, Markus Scherer wrote:
> The fact is that Windows uses UTF-8 and UTF-16 plain text files with
> signatures (BOMs) very simply, gracefully, and successfully. It has applied
> what I called the "pragmatic" approach here for about 10 years. It just
It just works in an environment where relatively few documents are plain
text, and that doesn’t use pipes of text as universal glue. C has been
described as a (C)haracter processing language; whether or not that’s
accurate, Awk and Perl certainly are; these are all Unix programming
languages, and at the heart of what Unix is. The simple Unix program has
a stream of text coming in and a stream of text going out, whereas the
simple Windows program has a window. What works for Windows may very
well not work for Unix.
-- David Starner - firstname.lastname@example.org Great is the battle-god, great, and his kingdom-- A field where a thousand corpses lie. -- Stephen Crane, "War is Kind"
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