Re: Line Separator Character

From: Tony Harminc (
Date: Sun May 18 1997 - 23:04:41 EDT

On 17 May 97 at 15:39, Frank da Cruz wrote:

> It's interesting to speculate how different the world (of computing) might be
> today if only a few arbitrary and perhaps whimsical decisions had been made
> differently decades ago: if UNIX and several other popular platforms had used
> CRLF rather than LF (or CR) as the line terminator; if DOS had used "forward
> slash" (/) rather than "backward slash" (\) as the directory separator... How
> many person-eons of effort have gone into addressing the consequences of these
> decisions...

If the original IBM PC had used EBCDIC instead of ASCII...

Tony Harminc

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