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On Fri, 13 Feb 2004, Bradd W. Szonye wrote: >Yes, you get out what you put in. However, when a system provides no >"binary mode" or "stream mode" for text files, there is no way to >implement a text port in terms of a binary port. This is popping up a lot now in wireless devices; lots of them have record-based text and stream-based audio for example. As a 'small' language scheme is a good candidate for embedded systems given a good compiler; so it's probably not time just yet to abandon the idea of record-based text as something that ought to be buried with the dinosaurs. Bear