[LINK] E-mail viruses blamed as spam rises sharply
arankine at avaya.com
Mon Feb 23 11:48:19 EST 2004
On Feb 23, 2004, at 10:26 AM, Craig Sanders wrote:
> it seemed to me that his point was that XML is unneccessarily
> compared to a simple list. when all that is needed for a particular
> application is a simple list, then don't complicate it with fancy
Certainly agree, if you can 100% guarantee that the list format will
suffice for all possible (likely) evolutionary pathways of the format.
For example, mandating (as you do below) 7-bit ascii these days
prettymuch precludes any human-readable text, unless we want to
restrict it to US English only (a luxury we really can't afford these
> the more complex the code, the slower it runs and the more likely it
> is that
> there will be bugs.
Disagree with complex == slow. Simple counterexample: binary vs. linear
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