From: William_J_G Overington (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Jun 02 2009 - 03:41:23 CDT
On Tuesday 2 June 2009, Hans Aberg <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 2 Jun 2009, at 05:40, Doug Ewell
> >>> Besides, there are many fine transfer encoding
> syntaxes available for transmitting binary data that don't
> involve pretending that the data is text.
> >> Yes sure, but unfortunately, they can't be used in
> argument passing. Setting up IPC just to get some arguments
> and environmental variables is overkill. And it would not
> illustrate the idea of passing objects in the arguments.
> > I wasn't aware that the purpose of all this was to
> illustrate an idea.
> If you want the Unix standard to accept object passing in
> the arguments, then the requirement is that you make your
> own Unix implementation and demonstrates it works.
I have expressed various non-text items as characters at various times.
Maybe one of them would be suitable for your demonstration.
Each of them uses code points in the Private Use Area.
A vector graphics system, eutocode graphics.
A font format, the eutofont font format.
A portable interpretable object code for a virtual computing machine.
If none of the above is suitable for your purposes, then the Private Use Area is available for you to define a system of your own.
2 June 2009
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