Re: Paranoia and Slippery Slopes (was Re: bohemians
On Friday 06 December 2002 15:29, Sean McGrath wrote: > [ABS] > > >XML is OK (not perfect, but OK) for documents. But I'd rather have CSV > > for inherently tabular data; it's easier to program, you can manipulate > > it with AWK, it's compact, the encoders/decoders have small footprints, > > and there's lots of software that handles it. And, for various reasons, > > I do not feel particularly bound to being defined in terms of text; > > character encoding issues make this a nightmare in practice! > > Interesting, given that CSV *IS* text and only text. I know, that was intended to be a progression... various texty things, THEN "I do not feel particularly bound to just being texty", then some non-texty things. > Sean ABS -- A city is like a large, complex, rabbit - ARP
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