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 <greg.rea...@umbc.edu> 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).