[TUHS] Slashes (was: MS-DOS)
wes.parish at paradise.net.nz
Wed Jul 13 19:24:54 AEST 2016
IIRC, Steven Kaisler's book "The Design of Operating Systems for Small Computer
Systems" used the up-arrow as the pseudocode's pointer symbol. Did Pascal do
that as well, or was that only on some of the Pascal dialects?
Quoting Ronald Natalie <ron at ronnatalie.com>:
> We had teletypes that went both ways. Some had the arrows and some had
> the caret/underscore.
> > On Jul 12, 2016, at 1:53 PM, Tim Bradshaw <tfb at tfeb.org> wrote:
> > On 10 Jul 2016, at 02:46, Steve Nickolas <usotsuki at buric.co> wrote:
> >> Some 8-bit computers used up arrow for ^ even into the 80s, I think
> Radio Shack's did at least.
> > I'm fairly (but not completely) sure that the Xerox Lisp machines had
> caret as up arrow, and they certainly had left arrow for underscore.
> They persisted into the late 80s when I used them. I'm not sure what
> appeared on the keyboards, which may have been more modern than the
> character set used by the system, since the same hardware was sold with
> different software on it.
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