On Fri, 24 Sep 2004, Markus wrote:

> On Thu, 2004-09-23 at 09:44, Ara.T.Howard / noaa.gov wrote:
>> On Fri, 24 Sep 2004, Markus wrote:
>>
>>> On Thu, 2004-09-23 at 08:34, Ara.T.Howard / noaa.gov wrote:
>>>
>>>> since when is NUL whitespace!?  defintely against POLS.
>>>
>>> ?????
>>>
>>> Since when _isn't_ NUL whitespace?
>
> [abundant online rebuttal snipped]
>
>      Gosh.  So I guess your answer to my question is "since the late
> 1970's or so", which, coincidentally, is most likely the last time I
> checked.  Back in the RS-232 paper tape and teletype days (ASCII)
> whitespace was the same as non-printing, e.g. everything <= 040 and
> sometimes 0177, while the EBCDIC definition was a little murkier.
>
>      *laugh*  I wonder if anything else has changed in the last thirty
> years?

lol.

perhaps i was a bit to aggressive in that reply - you sarcasm gave me a good
laugh at myself.  no harm intended.

kind regards.

-a
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