Re: [dev] ASCII Delimited Text

From: Raphaël Proust <>
Date: Tue, 22 May 2018 08:24:03 +0800


On 2018-05-22 00:38, Connor Lane Smith wrote:
> On 21 May 2018 at 17:12, Adrian Grigore <> wrote:
>> I'm having problems compiling usul:
> This is a surprise. Where did you get usul from?

I sent the copy. I use usul regularly so I still have the whole repo

> I have been wondering lately about resurrecting usul, since 'tabular
> munging' with Unix utilities without the ability to set $FS and $RS
> can be really unpleasant, and I've had to do quite a bit of it
> recently.
> I did also write a program to complement usul which performs elastic
> tabbing on its input, the idea being that you end up with a nice
> tabular view in your terminal. I think ideally you might want 'real'
> terminal support for it though, as when printing to the tty you either
> need to buffer a lot of data (i.e. until a line with no FS), or you
> need to do crazy tty-rewriting ANSI escapes, which it did support but
> is a massive hack.

In what way is the elastic tabbing different from what Plan9's mc(1)?

-- Raphaël
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