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v. deemed, deem·ing, deems
v. tr.
  1. To have as an opinion; judge: deemed it was time for a change.
  2. To regard as; consider: deemed the results unsatisfactory.
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Sunday, April 21, 2002
11:43:58 PM    Comment ()  

MetaFilter - The "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" Infocom game onlineI remember pocket fluff....

Tweebiscuit, a MetaFilter poster, suggested checking out the thriving "interactive fiction" community. Bitblts? We ain't got no bitblts. We don't need no bitblts. I don't have to show you any stinking bitblits!

11:13:48 PM    Comment ()  

Sam Ruby are decimals and dates to be handled?

There's the rub. While a text format data isn't optimal, it is, more or less, equally non-optimal on every platform. Just about any binary representation you choose for a particular data type gives some platform an advantage at the cost of another. Would you like big-endian or little-endin with that integer?

Is a single standard binary serialization doomed for this reason? Peter, how widely supported does it need to be a good thing? Do we count computers or platforms?

What about a format that keeps text for all content but replaces element and attribute names with numbers after the first occurrence? Is it worth it?


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