[TUHS] Line Terminators in Text Files [Was: Re: Why Pascal is Not My Favorite Programming Language - Unearthed!]

Pete Turnbull pete at dunnington.plus.com
Mon Sep 4 19:05:45 AEST 2017


On 04/09/2017 03:58, Warner Losh wrote:
> Time delay for physical movement of the print head is the main reason 
> that termcap has entries for the number of NUL characters to insert 
> after carriage return. Not sure it is for the ASR 33, but when it takes 
> a while for the carriage to return to column 1, you have to insert NULs 
> to wait for it to be ready to print characters. If it takes 100ms to do 
> the return, that's still 10 characters of NUL needed...

I'm going to assume that's a typo :-)  A single NUL at 110 baud,or 
10cps, is 100ms.

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Pete
Pete Turnbull


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