Re: Splat

Subject: Re: Splat
From: Parks Bev <parksb -at- HUACHUCA-EMH8 -dot- ARMY -dot- MIL>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 1996 11:08:00 PDT

>>I don't know about the origins, but programmers often use "splat" to
refer
to the * symbol.<<

I don't know about the origin, either; but it's obvious to me why "splat"
is appropriate. Drop an egg on the floor -- SPLAT! ...as it spreads out
in all directions. The asterisk looks like something that's fallen and
splattered. I think it's wonderfully descriptive.

Bev Parks
parksb -at- huachuca-emh8 -dot- army -dot- mil
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