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- Subject: Re: Simple XHTML (XML) parser/printer
- From: steve donovan <steve.j.donovan@...>
- Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 08:42:05 +0200
On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 7:42 AM, Wesley Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>... of course Lua tables, which
> I've used in binary files to save large matrices of data and find to
> be really interesting for this purpose since you can actually read the
> header info.
Very cool idea, best of both worlds. XML sucks at actual binary data.
I have to agree with Miles that the old way of binary files was a
major PITA. It's usually overkill these days, except for large
scientific data sets, and for that there's a few good open structured
binary standards, which are just a binding away...