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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
headache.

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
fields.

-Dan


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