Re: [dev] ASCII Delimited Text

From: Adrian Grigore <>
Date: Thu, 17 May 2018 17:50:07 +0300

How would you have other tools like cat(1) or ls(1) handle them?

On Thu, May 17, 2018 at 6:16 AM, Greg Reagle <> wrote:
> On Wed, May 16, 2018, at 10:05, Adrian Grigore wrote:
>> What do you guys think of this:
> Seems reasonable to me. For the purpose of transferring data between two different spreadsheet programs that cannot read each other's native formats, seems much better than using tabs or commas.
> If I were doing editing of this text format directly, I'd want my editor/pager to have some tools to make it easier. Maybe display the Unit Separator as a special-color pipe and the Record Separator as a special-color newline and the Group Separator as a special-color double newline (i.e. blank line). And an easy way to type in these characters in the editor. For example, Unit Separator can be entered in Emacs as C-x 8 RET 1 f RET, so a better shortcut would be useful, e.g. C-| (control pipe).

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