Re: Encoding for Fun (was Line Separator)

From: John Cowan (
Date: Wed Oct 22 2003 - 07:13:45 CST

Philippe Verdy scripsit:

> It could as well be mapped over EBCDIC, using the mapping
> between standard ISO Latin 1 and EBCDIC Latin 1, but there's
> a problem caused by the legacy and widely used controls NEL:

<irony>Why, that is no problem! Just ignore the EBCDIC difference
between NEL and LF, and map ASCIIoid LFs to EBCDIC NELs! Doesn't
everybody know that's the Right Thing anyhow? This business of
treating NEL as a distinct line delimiter is a complete waste
of time and money. And nobody cares about clanking iron dinosaurs,
anyway. They aren't cool.</irony>

John Cowan
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Does anybody want any jetsam? / I can getsam.
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