[TUHS] Slashes (was: MS-DOS)

Steve Nickolas usotsuki at buric.co
Sat Jul 9 04:00:23 AEST 2016


On Fri, 8 Jul 2016, Clem Cole wrote:

> I find it interesting that Redmond-ism became the unshifted character, 
> not the vertical bar by the shear force of economics of the PC.

Beta documents suggest M$ wanted to switch the...switch character to dash 
(-) for 2.0 and use / for the path separator, but *IBM* insisted on 
keeping / and using \ for path separator...and what IBM wanted, IBM got.

That said I think one or two OEMs did in fact set the SWITCHAR to - and 
use / for a path separator anyway.

-uso.


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