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Re: Textual binaries

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-07-30 22:18:24 CEST

On Fri, 2004-07-30 at 15:08, Marcus Sundman wrote:

> Great! Somehow developers in general seem to have some weird problem with
> understanding the relationship between text and encodings.

There's no such confusion going on here. Honest. We're perfectly aware
that there are unicode text files that can be encoded with null bytes,
and so on.

We're simply using the word "text file" to mean: "a line-based file than
can be contexutally diffed with the usual diff/patch tools". Nothing
more.

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