Subject: Re: Newbie SUP question
To: None <,>
From: Julian <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/01/1994 14:37:00 wrote:
Can someone explain me why the 'when' file is binary at all? Looks as if
the CMU developers did too much optimization of file sizes. Writing the
# of secs since 1980 as an ASCII number may be 10 bytes compared to 4, 
but can be read with atol as easily and would avoid the endian hassle
for that problem.
Not only that, but would use no more disc sectors per file 
so no real saving at all achieved (except atoi time)