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 <> 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).


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