From: John Bokma on
"Uri Guttman" <uri(a)> writes:

> it matters on winblows.

I guess you mean Windows?

John Bokma j3b

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From: sln on
On Fri, 11 Jun 2010 20:31:02 -0500, Tad McClellan <tadmc(a)seesig.invalid> wrote:

>sln(a) <sln(a)> wrote:
>> On Fri, 11 Jun 2010 12:48:17 -0500, John Bokma <john(a)> wrote:
>>>Tad McClellan <tadmc(a)seesig.invalid> writes:
>>>> Use binmode on binary files.
>>>> Do not use binmode on text files.
>>>/unless/ you want the data as it is on disk, for example to
>>>calculate a check sum.
>> Semantics! You wouldn't create a check sum on a text file.
>I create checksums on text files fairly often.

Oh yeah, for what? Spend a lot of time on it do ya?

>> Otherwise it wouldn't be a text file, it would be
>> a binary file.

???? You mean no sense. Its semantics..
>What makes you think that taking a checksum changes a file's type?

What is a file type and how do you change it?
Oh yeah, you create checksums on text files all the time.