Python like the old-time batch files.

Peter Hansen peter at
Fri Feb 1 04:42:43 CET 2002

Chris Gonnerman wrote:
> "Peter Hansen" <peter at> wrote:
> >
> > Boxes are formed from lines, and the lines are just special graphic
> > characters from the IBM PC Extended ASCII Display Characters as shown
> > in, for example, .
> Huh.  Brain damage, obviously... I didn't realize that the standard
> IBM graphics worked in a Windows console.  It's using code page 437,
> then?

I never did understand code pages, but if that's the only way to
get the IBM graphics, I guess so.  My config.sys has a commented
out Country=004,850, line in it, probably from
the default installation, so maybe this wouldn't work in general
without at least a little tweaking (I assume that 850 has something
to do with code pages?).  On the other hand, I doubt that the 
DOS prompt is overly configurable under Win98, so perhaps it would...


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