Re: UnicodeData.txt problem

From: Richard Wordingham (
Date: Fri Dec 09 2005 - 14:19:28 CST

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    Tom Emerson wrote:

    >I fail to understand why a single comment cannot be added to the
    > Unicode data files giving the version number of Unicode they are
    > associated with. Existing scripts which process the files already
    > ignore comments, and if the version comment follow a set format then
    > it is easily recognied and parsed.

    UnicodeData.txt is special. The number of fields it has is fixed, and I
    thought that there was an undertaking not to add comment lines. Certainly I
    felt confident enough to write a parser for *that* file that would not
    recognise a comment as such.


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