Re: [dev] Best way to serialize data

From: Džen <>
Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2011 20:18:26 +0200

On 06/06/2011 19:36, Douglas S. Bregolin wrote:
> In the ASCII table there's a "record separator" character (0x1E). At
> least I think is better than using '\0'.

On 06/06/2011 19:42, Christoph Lohmann wrote:
> then why wasn't \x1C-\x1F used before for a data exchange format?

To be honest, I've never really cared to look up the use of these
characters, although knowing they were there. It seems to be what
I've been looking for.

> I don't think we are the first to discover them in the ASCII
> table. It would be quiet neat for a simpler XML replacement.

I guess that control characters in general are disliked, because
people seem to overlook these bytes when using crippled text editors.

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