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Comment:Minor wording improvements in the application file format document.
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User & Date: drh 2016-09-12 17:49:05
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Enhancements to the "cintro.html" document. check-in: 27bb41c97d user: drh tags: trunk
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Minor wording improvements in the application file format document. check-in: 511e39cbb5 user: drh tags: trunk
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Make the "cintro.html" article more mobile-friendly. check-in: e540e313e6 user: drh tags: trunk
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not useful on an SQLite database, but the SQL query language is a much
more powerful and convenient way for examining the content, so the
inability to use "grep" and "awk" and the like is not seen as a loss.

<p>An SQLite database is a [file format | well-defined and well-documented]
file format that is in widespread use by literally millions of applications
and is backwards compatible to its inception in 2004 and which promises
to continue to be compatible in years to come.  The longevity of
SQLite database files is particularly important to bespoke applications,
since it allows the document content to be accessed years or decades in the
future, long after all traces of the original application have been lost.
Data lives longer than code.

<li><p><b>Cross-Platform.</b>
SQLite database files are portable between 32-bit and 64-bit machines and
between big-endian and little-endian architectures and between any of the
various flavors of Windows and Unix-like operating systems.







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not useful on an SQLite database, but the SQL query language is a much
more powerful and convenient way for examining the content, so the
inability to use "grep" and "awk" and the like is not seen as a loss.

<p>An SQLite database is a [file format | well-defined and well-documented]
file format that is in widespread use by literally millions of applications
and is backwards compatible to its inception in 2004 and which promises
to continue to be compatible in decades to come.  The longevity of
SQLite database files is particularly important to bespoke applications,
since it allows the document content to be accessed far in the
future, long after all traces of the original application have been lost.
Data lives longer than code.

<li><p><b>Cross-Platform.</b>
SQLite database files are portable between 32-bit and 64-bit machines and
between big-endian and little-endian architectures and between any of the
various flavors of Windows and Unix-like operating systems.