binary format list log parameters and ascii list log parameters

Ralph Weber roweber at
Wed Aug 17 09:46:10 PDT 2011

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* Ralph Weber <roweber at>
Is it fair to assume that the difference between ASCII data
and binary data is not of interest to the SMC working group?
All the best,
On 8/17/2011 11:20 AM, Kevin D Butt wrote:
> The SMC working group has a question.  SPC-4 describes binary format 
> list log parameters and ascii list log parameters.  The only 
> difference we can find is in the value in the FORMAT AND LINKING 
> field.  We can find no specified behavior differences.  What are the 
> functional differences besides the parameter control byte?
> Thanks,
> Kevin D. Butt
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