hybrid text/binary mount
Mon Apr 24 12:34:00 GMT 2000
> I was thinking that if a file had any characters whose ASCII code was
> < ' ' or >= DEL before the first \n, then the file would be considered
> binary. Otherwise, the file would be text. You could apply this heuristic
> to both input and output.
It's hard to apply it to output, because you don't know what the
program is going to write out. At least on input, you can read a big
chunk (buffering does this anyway) and run some tests on the existing
InfoZip has an automatic converter; we should see what heuristics it
uses, since it has a lot more history than we do.
More information about the Cygwin-developers