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See also "The Power of Plain Text" in "The Pragmatic Programmer." Why people think binary formats are the be-all-end-all (or even the correct solution for the majority of problems) continues to confound me. But then again, I don't get NIH syndrome either, and many who insist that binary is better usually want to invent their own binary format.

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