[OT] whitespace

Ben Finney bignose+hates-spam at benfinney.id.au
Wed May 31 13:15:57 CEST 2006


Sion Arrowsmith <siona at chiark.greenend.org.uk> writes:

> And if we didn't say "whitespace", how would we distinguish between
> "space characters" meaning "     " and "whitespace characters"
> meaning " \t\r\n\v"? (OK, has anyone met a "\v" in the wild?)

Not me. But I routinely use a whitespace character you omitted: '\f'
(ASCII FF, '\x0C') to separate sections of source code within a file.

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