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Re: Encodings.

> 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.

On Fri, Feb 13, 2004 at 05:06:09PM -0800, bear wrote:
> 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.

I wondered if there was anything like this in embedded devices, or if
the only "niche" for record-based text was in the big iron machines.
Good to know that I'm not just playing the "be friendly to dinosaurs"
Bradd W. Szonye