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Re: save function

From: Francesco Potorti`
Subject: Re: save function
Date: Wed, 09 Mar 2005 22:11:33 +0100

>imaginary parts of complex numbers) and current behavior.  Maybe something 
>like "-ascii-annotated" would be a good name for the current "-ascii" 

The -ascii switch is very useful and handy.  I always use it, because I
never know how I will manage may data.  I only use -binary when I am
going to reuse the data immediately, in the same run.

This means that, in my personal situation, I wouldn't be afected by an
incompatible change to the -binary format, I wouldn't even realize it.
But I would be affected by a change in the -ascii format, because I
could be saving more than one variable and later find that the file is
useless without the meta information.

Apart from my personal habits, if it must really happen that -ascii
behaviour is changed (I hope not), then please choose an equivalently
short name, like -text or whatever, don't use -ascii-annotated.

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