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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.
\ “There's a certain part of the contented majority who love |
`\ anybody who is worth a billion dollars.” —John Kenneth |
_o__) Galbraith, 1992-05-23 |
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