FW: Suggestions about separation and ISO code

Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E] olsona at dc37a.nci.nih.gov
Mon Nov 27 14:01:23 UTC 2006

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-----Original Message-----
From: Jonas Melian [mailto:jonas.esp at googlemail.com] 
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2006 6:21 AM
To: tz at lecserver.nci.nih.gov
Subject: Suggestions about separation and ISO code

Some suggestions:

1) To using ISO 3166 3-character country code becasuse is more readable.

For any person it's easier to identify a country by the code of
3-letters that by the one of 2-letters.

2) Columns separated by another character different of a tab, as ':'.
So it's more readable for humans and too for the machines. And so it's
easier to maintain that table.

I comment you these suggestions because I have something of experience
with this type of tables as you can see here:

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