shebang strange thing...
tim at remove_if_not_spam.digitig.cix.co.uk
Fri Jun 27 11:46:49 CEST 2003
On 27 Jun 2003 09:33:23 +0950, Ben Finney
<bignose-hates-spam at and-zip-does-too.com.au> wrote:
>So, it was teletypes that needlessly preserved the CR and LF as separate
>control operations, due to the typewriter-based thinking of their
>designers. If they'd been combined into the one operation, we would
>have all the same functionality but none of the confusion over line
It wasn't needless. A CR with no LF was often used for overstriking,
as a way of extending the rather limited character set. 'O'
overstruck with '-' would make a passable \Theta, for instance..
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