[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 20:07:39 AEST 2017


On 04/09/2017 02:47, Chris Torek wrote:
>> That's not right.  Yes, the ASR33 runs at 110 baud (10cps), but all -
>> including mine and those of my friends -  take more like half a dozen
>> character times to perform a CR from the right hand side.
> 
> Hm, OK.  I recall actually seeing the trick performed on
> *something* though.
> 
> (I hooked up an old ASR 33 to someone's system with a current loop
> circuit at one point, plus a bit-bang driver, and I thought I
> remembered it being this particular ASR 33 on which I saw the trick,
> but it might have been something else.)

I don't doubt it's possible, just not on an ASR33.  Apart from the 
timing issue, the carriage return mechanism on Teletype 33s inhibits 
printing while the carriage is moving back, until it stops at the left 
margin.

-- 
Pete
Pete Turnbull


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