[TUHS] Slashes (was: MS-DOS)

Ron Natalie ron at ronnatalie.com
Sat Jul 9 07:45:21 AEST 2016


That may have been the origin, but Hazeltine persisted even in later versions of the terminal which implemented later ASCII and had a printing ~ at 126.    That's why the comment and associated code is in the terminal driver.  In order to print a ~ you had to send it twice.


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From: John Cowan [mailto:cowan at ccil.org] On Behalf Of John Cowan
Sent: Friday, July 8, 2016 5:17 PM
To: Ron Natalie
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Subject: Re: [TUHS] Slashes (was: MS-DOS)

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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