Re: UnicodeData.txt problem

From: Tom Emerson (
Date: Fri Dec 09 2005 - 14:52:41 CST

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    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

    That's tough.

    > 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                       
     "You can't fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal." (W.S.B.)

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