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Should I encrypt files saved by my program

I'm trying to decide on what format I should save data in, and hopefully this question will help me come to a decision. The program I'm writing uses 'databases' in which word=meaning (not a ...
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Why do CSV file formats normally use quoting instead of escaping?

There are a lot of variants of the CSV "standard" (or lack thereof). I've never personally see any that use an escape character (like \) instead of surrounding each field with double quotes. Instead ...
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What is the best strategy for transforming unicode strings into filenames?

I have a bunch (thousands) of resources in an RDF/XML file. I am writing a certain subset of the resources to files -- one file for each, and I'm using the resource's title property as the file name. ...
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Randomly Accessing Data Packets in a Compressed File

In my line of work I deal with very large files, hundreds of Gigabytes in size. The nature of the data in these files is such that compression would greatly reduce their size. The problem is, the ...