[TUHS] Cool talk on Unix and Sendmail history, by Eric Allman

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Thu Aug 3 09:33:22 AEST 2023

On Wed, 2 Aug 2023, Ron Natalie wrote:

> ASCII Bombs?   Like my Letter Bomb Transport Protocol (LBTP)?

Some "smart" terminals could have their function keys programmed by escape 
characters, then subsequently invoked...

> https://groups.google.com/g/net.followup/c/OJBALbzTq4w/m/LoxMnbz0bwMJ
> It seems to have lost something in the formatting (the leading spaces 
> were all removed).

Aha...  Much better with a bit of imagination :-)

Which reminds me: the reason why I refuse to use Python is that white 
space is part of the syntax; the last language I used with that property 
was FORTRAN (and I also had to learn COBOL as part of my CS degree, but 
fortunately never had to use it).

-- Dave

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