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Re: Encodings.

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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