Re: UTF-8 BOM (Re: Charset declaration in HTML)

From: Julian Bradfield <>
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 13:02:05 +0100

On 2012-07-12, Steven Atreju <> wrote:
> In the future simple things like '$ cat File1 File2 > File3' will
> no longer work that easily. Currently this works *whatever* file,
> and even program code that has been written more than thirty years
> ago will work correctly. No! You have to modify content to get it
> right!!

Nice rant, but actually this has never worked like that. You can't cat
.csv files with headers, html files, images, movies, or countless
other "just files" and get a meaningful result, and never have been
able to.

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