Re: Report format

Rich Skrenta (
Mon, 20 Jul 1992 23:53 EDT

Steve Chapin:
> I can see quite a good reason for Rich to refuse to change multi-line
> output to begin with a . rather than a :, and that is that we don't
> know at the time we write the beginning of a line how long the line is
> going to be.

No doubt the inverse would make them happy to, i.e. use . for continuation

But I think it's somewhat ugly. And what exactly do you mean by "message"?
A sentence, or all output from the invocation of a command? How would
a sighting report be flagged?

I also suspect that you will break lots of people's turn parsers if this
goes in.

Rich Skrenta <>  N2QAV

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