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    SubjectRe: procfs problems
    On Thu, 17 Apr 1997, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
    > > What if you want multiple "fields" per line, and the "fields" contain
    > > spaces. What then?
    > Then you're better off using a printable separator, or using fixed
    > columns and *no* tabs (so you can use fixed offsets.)

    Fixed offsets blow chunks. When you need to expand field sizes it's a big

    Suggest a field separator other than tab.

    It can't be printable because any printable ascii character could be
    considered part of a field. Unless you want to then propose some ugly
    escaping system for fields, or limits on what are valid characters in


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