From: John Cowan (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Oct 22 2003 - 09:36:16 CST
Peter Kirk scripsit:
> But if two files each consist of one or more lines of text separated by
> LS (but with no final LS), when they are concatenated, surely LS must be
> added as a separator. Similarly with paragraphs and PS.
But your protasis is a petitio principii. Files may or may not consist of
lines of text: a file may contain less than one line.
> Way to avoid this absurd conclusion: redefine LS and PS
> as line and paragraph terminators, to be used at end of file when (as is
> normal) this corresponds to a line or paragraph end.
No doubt this is the de facto position. (The *true* de facto position,
of course, is not to use LS or PS at all.)
-- Dream projects long deferred John Cowan <firstname.lastname@example.org> usually bite the wax tadpole. http://www.ccil.org/~cowan --James Lileks http://www.reutershealth.com
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