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Re: Exegesis 7: Overflow Fields

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Mark A. Biggar
February 28, 2004 15:50
Re: Exegesis 7: Overflow Fields
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Larry Wall wrote:

> On Sat, Feb 28, 2004 at 11:59:15AM -0800, Gregor N. Purdy wrote:
> : Smylers --
> : 
> : So, what I'm looking for is more explicit phrasing around "immediately
> : above". In the example, the column range for the overflow field is
> : exactly the same as that of the $method field in the prior "picture".
> : But, what does it do if it doesn't match *exactly*? Is it an error,
> : does it have some heuristics to guess? What are the edge cases?
> Well, obviously this is one of those places where the implementation
> is the spec.  :-)

Arn't there cases where the overflow field want to be bigger then the
first field?  Something the ends up looking like:

LABEL: texttexttextexttexttext

where LABEL is in one field and text... is in an oveflow block?


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