On Aug 24, 2006, at 6:21 AM, Hal Fulton wrote:

> Pe wrote:
>
>> ah, maybe i should state my problem better, how about "i'd like to  
>> know if a file is a pure text file". how should i do that in ruby?
>
> That depends on what you mean by a pure text file. :)
>
> Are you assuming Unicode, ASCII, or what?

What is the heuristic used by Subversion for instance?

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