On Fri, Mar 19, 2010 at 11:07 AM, Josh Cheek <josh.cheek / gmail.com> wrote:

> Well, each line must match the line length, or when we try to pull specific
> attributes from that record they will not be correct. If each line is the
> correct length, then the record is the correct length.Anyway, thanks for
> taking the time to look and comment :)
>

I just realized this is false, because I was using readline. Initially I was
calculating the offset of each attribute, but then I removed that. So you
are correct, I could just validate the total length. It would be easier and
cleaner.