From: Andy Little (andy_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-06-08 07:28:52
"Paul A Bristow" wrote
>| -----Original Message-----
> | From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
> | [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Andy Little
> | Sent: 08 June 2006 11:39
> | To: boost_at_[hidden]
> | Subject: Re: [boost] [review] pqs
> | In the output area one think lacking is going beyond ASCII.
> | It would be nice to output Ohms as O rather than R for example.
> | Any help with that would be appreciated too.
> It all goes back to 8 hole paper tape - where one hole was misguidedly
> reserved for parity.
> One of the Great Computing Disasters :-((
> (Thankfully, magnetic 1/2 inch tape was made 9 track, or we would have 7
> bits per byte).
We havent moved on much!
Your post is particularly amusing because the sentence including the text " Ohms
as O" in your reply has been magically transformed in the round trip. What has
been returned to me as a Capital O was sent as the electronic symbol for ohms
at considerable trouble. I went in to MS Word, selected the ohms symbol and
pasted it in, with some sort of vague hope that it might survive the trip.