RE: RS/RE, again (sorry)

> >well, for example because it is a very common behavior 
> >of a *lot* of text applications to let the user choose the 
> >number of characters which are allowed in a line.
> >Even :-) SGML tools such as Grif or Adept allows that.
> That seems to be quite different to the "must" assertion you
> made.

I can think of at least one system where you get no choice: VMS
limits the length of a line in a text file to 256 chars.