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From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-11-18 21:27:51

From: Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]>

>I've a quick remark: I think that text archives ultimately, should
>do some conversion (e.g. base64) in write_binary method. If this a "text"
>archives, then they should really be usable as text files, for example,
>doing 'cat' on them should never do anything wrong to console, and
>transferring over any medium should be save.

A valid point

>As it stands, even forgetting to open the stream in binary mode will destroy
>the data.

I have to double check. This may no longer be necessary.

Robert Ramey

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