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Re: :zz,unix: Probs running PC ZigZag from Linux
- To: zzdev@xxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: :zz,unix: Probs running PC ZigZag from Linux
- From: Andrew Pam <xanni@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 23:53:19 +1000
- In-reply-to: <184.108.40.206.19990711111727.007c7a70@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>; from Ted Nelson on Sun, Jul 11, 1999 at 11:17:27AM +0900
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> At 06:58 AM 7/11/99 +1000, you wrote:
> >On Sun, Jul 11, 1999 at 05:02:50AM +0900, Ted Nelson wrote:
> >> Wouldn't it be possible to have a preprocessor that
> >> checks the ZigZag file and fixes it for the current version,
> >> no matter what machine or format it's in?
> >> I think we really need it. The non-interoperability
> >> is already a great difficulty for me.
> >For the Zigzag data, we already do this as much as possible. We can't
> >convert from foreign formats where we don't have the program that
> >created the file and thus don't know how to access it. That's why we
> >have a standard text-based interchange format. I also can't see a way
> >to have the program check itself for wrong line endings before it is
> >run - you'd have to use another program to do that. That's why we have
> >separate Unix and Windows versions of Zigzag. Welcome to the wonderful
> >world of incompatibility that we all live in.
> > *** Xanni ***
On Sun, Jul 11, 1999 at 11:17:27AM +0900, Ted Nelson wrote:
> Okay, so the Windows version can't be recognized
> automatically. So why can't we give the Windows version
> a flag that the processor can check for?
I don't quite understand what you're proposing. Can you be more specific?
*** Xanni ***
mailto:xanni@xxxxxxxxxx Andrew Pam
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