Python MSI not installing, log file showing name of a Viatnemese communist revolutionary
Mark H Harris
harrismh777 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 22 05:30:06 CET 2014
On 3/21/14 11:15 PM, Chris Angelico wrote:
> It compounds. One reply makes for double spacing... two makes
> quadruple, three means we have seven wasted lines between every pair
> of real lines. That gets pretty annoying. And considering that most
> people who reply without cleaning up the lines also keep the entire
> quoted text (and usually top-post as well), this gets big fast.
Yes, I can see that readily/ I get it, it just seems that fixing it
at the source (gg) is the answer; because there will always be someone
new to the list who is using gg because its part of their suite and
because its convenient (I mean, that's why I tried to use it). I think
we need to be beating up on the gg people so they get their stuff working.
> Personally, I think that iterating over the lines in a file (in the
> most obvious way) should strip delimiters.
> most of the time you want to just treat a file as a series of
> lines, and don't care about the distinctions. However, that ship has
> sailed; it's way WAY too late to make any such change.
agreed again, on both counts.
> And changing it would not fix the Google Groups problem unless it also
> broke a whole pile of other code out there.
No doubt. Well, I don't mind dealing with it/ and frankly, I don't
really think its a python problem anyway at the root. All files should
have standard delimiters. What I used to call flat-text files should
have standard line-end delimiters, and standard file-end EOF markers.
All OS's should comply with the standard... for instance, there should
not be a windows x'0a' x'0d' line ending, and a unix x'0d' line ending.
Well, and now that I'm thinking about this again, since we have
unicode, maybe we should have an entire set of standard "file"
delimiters for flat-files.
But the bottom line (pun intended) is that I just want to suck the
lines in, and I only want the system to have to handle the delimiters;
I'm not asking for any changes mind you (at this point) just thinking
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