CR LF was: freebsd vs. netbsd
kremels at kreme.com
Sat Jun 13 05:53:26 UTC 2020
On 12 Jun 2020, at 13:32, Montgomery-Smith, Stephen <stephen at missouri.edu> wrote:
> It always seemed to me to be a waste of bits. Why not have one ASCII
> code that did both? Then I found out why.
> One time, I decided to try a LF CR at the end of a line instead of CR
> LF. I found that the next character that was typed ended up in the
> middle of the page, not on the far left as it should have been. What I
> realized was that the CR takes time to complete, because it has to
> physically move the printer head to the left margin. The extra LF gave
> the printer the extra time it needed.
Not sure about teletypes, butt here were other reasons to have separate codes for line feeds and carriage return: strikeout and underline.
This word is underlined<CR>
Where each , is a space. Same for strikethrough, m using a dash instead.
We understand the importance of having the bondage between the parent
and the child.
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