chr(12) Form Feed in Notepad

Ben Finney ben+python at
Sun Jan 17 07:47:23 CET 2010

Grant Edwards <invalid at invalid.invalid> writes:

> FF still works with a lot of things.  Most ASCII printers still
> honor it, as do pagers and programs like a2ps.  I still use it
> in ASCII text files...

Yes. It's especially useful for making large sectional structure in a
text file — for example, program source code — that can then be easily
navigated “by page” with a text editor like Emacs or Vim.

Since it's a standard white space character by definition, it can go
anywhere that white space can go; and yet it acts to signal structure
within the file.

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Ben Finney

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