From: Otto Stolz (Otto.Stolz@uni-konstanz.de)
Date: Tue May 27 2008 - 03:55:05 CDT
Hello Russ Stygall,
you have asked:
> Could any of the users of the word "stateful" tell me what they mean
> by the word, and could they then put an entry into Wikipedia for
> everyone else?
Quote from <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_(computer_science)>:
> A character encoding such as ISO 2022 is said to be stateful
> if the interpretation of a particular code value depends
> on the code values that came before it.
An ISO 2022 example (German: “Beispiel”) can be found under:
where the code values determining the interpretion of the
subsequent ones are highlighted yellow and green, respectively.
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