From: Richard Wordingham (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Dec 09 2005 - 14:19:28 CST
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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