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Bob Foster scripsit:
> No space at the end of ascii 'xtext'.
Ah, I missed that.
> It's not just that null bytes are
> noise, but that the characters may be re-ordered along big/little-endian
In the case of ASCII characters, that can't amount to anything but wrapping
them in \0 bytes.
> How is the requirement enforced that the 1-4 leading characters not
> contain a-z etc.?
> It would be interesting to see a regex that actually solved this problem,
> including the optional bom, but I doubt I would want to use it. ;-}
I could cook one up.
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"Who is this Hemingway? / Who is this Proust? email@example.com
Who is this Vladimir / Whatchamacallum, http://www.reutershealth.com
This neopostrealist / Rabble?" she groused. http://www.ccil.org/cowan
--author unknown to me; any suggestions?