Re: Representing Computer Interactions

Subject: Re: Representing Computer Interactions
From: David Somers <dmps -at- EURONET -dot- NL>
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 1996 18:32:05 +-100

I did say I use the *french* closing double quote, which is different =
from two greater than signs.
OK, it looks kinda like two greater than signs >>, but the glyph is =
sufficiently different IMHO. (take a look at character 187 under =
Windows).

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From: Kevin Harper[SMTP:kevinh -at- DEV -dot- TIVOLI -dot- COM]
Sent: 18 January 1996 21:45
To: Multiple recipients of list TECHWR-L
Subject: Re: Representing Computer Interactions

David Somers wrote:

> Just to add my $0.02 worth... I use the french closing double quote =
=3D
> character as the separator (>>) in a list of menu selections. Looks =
=3D
> good, and avoids confusion with colons, greater than signs, pipes, =
etc., =3D
> which are often used for other things (redirection, etc).


You stumbled into the thing you were trying to avoid. The double
greater sign (>>) is in fact a UNIX redirector. If you run a command
that includes the >> redirector, the command appends information
to a file.

Kevin Harper
kevinh -at- tivoli -dot- com


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