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

Pete Turnbull pete at dunnington.plus.com
Wed Sep 6 05:13:42 AEST 2017


On 05/09/2017 19:55, Paul Winalski wrote:
> I distinctly recall the ASR33 printing exactly two characters while
> the print head is in motion, if a CR is issued while the print head is
> at the right margin.  The ASR33 had a very fast and forceful print
> head return mechanism--you definitely didn't want to get your fingers
> in the way!  In my programs that sent data to an ASR33, I always
> followed CR with two non-printing characters (typically LF/NUL) and I
> never had a problem with characters printing during the print head
> return.

Well, I may have exaggerated the time a CR takes slightly, in fact 
thinking of 5 or 6 perhaps I was remembering my other teleprinter: a 50 
baud Creed 7B which I no longer have.  I'm still sure it's normally more 
than two character times.  Yes, I know about keeping fingers away - and 
how to adjust various parts of an ASR33, and I have the tech manuals. 
I'm sitting next to a working ASR33 right now.

-- 
Pete
Pete Turnbull


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