From: Tom Emerson (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Dec 09 2005 - 14:52:41 CST
Mike Ayers writes:
> For you, perhaps, assuming that you are correct in your implicit belief
> that you do not constantly rely on one of these breakable parsers. Me,
> I'd rather not risk finding out.
% grep -v '#' UnicodeData.txt > UnicodeData-nocomment.txt
> If, by "rediculous", you mean "common engineering practice", then yes,
> it's quite rediculous. Best to normalize line endings, then use file
> size + CRC to compare - the odds of this failing are sub-negligible,
> whereas file timestamps are notoriously unreliable.
Why should anyone have to go through this exercise? Jeesh.
-- Tom Emerson Basis Technology Corp. Software Architect http://www.basistech.com "You can't fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal." (W.S.B.)
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