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It was thus said that the Great René Rebe once stated:
> On Feb 21, 2014, at 9:56 , steve donovan wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 10:52 AM, René Rebe <> wrote:
> >> On my 486DX with 8MB RAM running Linux this get's out-of-memory killed
> >> reading a 10 MB example.
> >> Likewise on my SparcStation 10.
> > 
> > Which are by modern standards, embedded-class machines.  And in that
> > case, you should make special solutions.   Such extensions can even
> > interoperate with Lua's file io, since the internal format is now
> > visible and documented.

> Ahso, first talking about CP/M and whatnot doing magical text file
> mangling, 

  Actually, that was me.  And there's nothing magical about how CP/M stores
text files---it comes from heritage (RT-11, which also used CRLF to mark end
of lines) and its own implementation (it didn't store the actual file
length, so it used SUB (^Z) to mark the end of a text file).