[TUHS] // comment in C++

Michael Kjörling michael at kjorling.se
Thu Feb 9 22:12:04 AEST 2017


On 8 Feb 2017 17:50 -0500, from ron at ronnatalie.com (Ron Natalie):
> Amusingly in the UNIVAC FIELDDATA character set.   The @ had the value zero
> (and was called the master space).

That wouldn't have anything to do with how ^@ is a somewhat common
representation of 000, would it? (Yes, using octal on purpose.) I've
always kind of wondered where that notation came from.

That ^A through ^Z were representations of 001 through 032 makes more
sense.

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