RE: slashed zero in HTML code listings?

Subject: RE: slashed zero in HTML code listings?
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
Date: Thu, 9 Jul 2009 07:44:19 -0600

Peter Neilson wrote:

> Fortunately no one on this list is old enough to remember the IBM
> standard in which the letter O (and not the number zero) had the slash.
> And they weren't trying to use the Danish letter Ø. One wrote FØRTRAN,
> for example.

I'm sorry to say I can recall a somewhat heated argument over which should have the slash with a person of the IBM persuasion. Infuriatingly stupid.

Richard


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