[linux-elitists] Freeing document _formats_

Deirdre Saoirse deirdre@deirdre.net
Mon Jul 10 18:03:33 PDT 2000

On 10 Jul 2000, Mr. Bad wrote:

> Of course, anyone who uses a _real_ OS like Windows or MacOS knows
> that you should be able to tag a file format in 3 or 4 bytes.

Well, at least the MacOS doesn't rely on file suffixes. And, in fairness,
32 bits *should* describe all relevant file formats; the Mac allows
non-printable characters in its type/creator. I often used a Yen symbol in

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