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#1
[Originally posted by mykej]

Page 141:
When speaking about binmode, you discuss the difference between Windows and
UNIX. I believe you may have more commas than you want.

"Operating systems, such as UNIX, don't make this binary/text
differentiation..."

This implies that Windows, since it does differentiate, is not an operating
system. While I'm inclined to agree with this conclusion, I think you meant:

"Operating systems such as UNIX don't make this binary/text differentiation..."

It's a matter of essential vs. nonessential matter. With commas, you should be
able to remove the phrase and the meaning of the sentence remains intact.

"Unix, like most operating systems, does not..." is probably a less clunky
phrasing. smilie

All in all, a great book. I'm on my third copy after giving away the first two.
You owe me a beer next time I'm in That London. smilie

Mike
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#2
Re: Bug or feature?
[Originally posted by dave]

> Page 141:
> When speaking about binmode, you discuss the difference between Windows and
> UNIX. I believe you may have more commas than you want.
>
> "Operating systems, such as UNIX, don't make this binary/text
> differentiation..."
>
> This implies that Windows, since it does differentiate, is not an operating
> system. While I'm inclined to agree with this conclusion, I think you meant:
>
> "Operating systems such as UNIX don't make this binary/text
differentiation..."
>
> It's a matter of essential vs. nonessential matter. With commas, you should
be
> able to remove the phrase and the meaning of the sentence remains intact.
>
> "Unix, like most operating systems, does not..." is probably a less clunky
> phrasing. smilie

Mike,

You're absolutely right. Thanks for pointing it out.

> All in all, a great book. I'm on my third copy after giving away the first
two.
> You owe me a beer next time I'm in That London. smilie

Deal!

Dave...