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Re: Why would MS want to make XML break on UNIX, Perl, Python


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Rick Jelliffe scripsit:

> Sure, lets make XML unsuitable for use in UNIX pipes by allowing ^D.
> And for Perl and Python text-processing programs that use standard in and 
> expect EOF (^D or ^Z).

This is fearful nonsense.  ^D and for that matter ^Z pass through pipes
with no problem at all; they are a bit hard to type at the keyboard on
retarded operating systems, though on Unix, ^V^D is how you type a ^D
character.

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