[TUHS] Slashes (was: MS-DOS)

John Cowan cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Sat Jul 9 07:16:37 AEST 2016


Ron Natalie scripsit:

> Hopkins actually had one of the “braindamaged Hazeltines” (leave
> poor tilde alone)

Not the terminal's fault.  It was just implementing ASCII-63, in which
ESC was up by DEL, in the current position of ~.  Other terminals did
ASCII-67, the current standard.

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John Cowan          http://www.ccil.org/~cowan        cowan at ccil.org
A poetical purist named Cowan                   [that's me]
Once put the rest of us dowan.                  [on xml-dev]
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And rhymes that didn't force me to frowan."     [overpacked line!] --Michael Kay


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