[TUHS] // comment in C++

Ron Natalie ron at ronnatalie.com
Thu Feb 9 08:50:57 AEST 2017


Amusingly in the UNIVAC FIELDDATA character set.   The @ had the value zero
(and was called the master space).
It's sort of like making NUL the command character :)

Amusingly UNIVAC had their own punched card format (same size card, which
was by the way, the size of a dollar bill in Hollerith's day) but used two
banks of 45 round holes for 90 columns.

-Ron "I had a cat named @FURPUR" Natalie





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