Re: Backslash n [OT] was Line Separator and Paragraph Separator

From: John Cowan (
Date: Fri Oct 24 2003 - 07:06:43 CST

Philippe Verdy scripsit:

> > On Mac Classic,
> > \n is 15, and on EBCDIC systems, it's also 15, though for a different
> > reason.
> Correction: On Mac Classic and in EBCDIC, \n is 015 (or 13), not 15:
> please don't mix in the same sentence the decimal,
> and octal notations.

It's worse than that. On Mac Classic, \n is 015 or 13, whereas in
EBCDIC, \n is 0x15, or 21.

Some mornings I just don't know the difference between up and Tuesday,
that's all.

John Cowan
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