13639Re: [hercules-os380] Re: S/370 PC
- Jun 19, 2017On 06/18/2017 05:55 AM, Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl.hercules-os380@... [hercules-os380] wrote:
> On 18/06/17 06:00, kerravon86@... [hercules-os380] wrote:And not just in Brno...
>> ---In firstname.lastname@example.org, <kerravon86@...> wrote :
>>> And just to clarify, this means that
>>> data on both PCs and mainframes
>>> is almost exclusively in EBCDIC.
>>> Unix is the only major platform that
>>> uses ASCII.
>> Specifically the UN invented ASCII,
>> the SPARC and Unix, and because
>> this was their baby, they created
>> an international law that major
>> data interchange format fields
>> should be in ASCII, not EBCDIC,
>> even though EBCDIC was
>> Thus in e.g. the "zip" format, the
>> filenames are all in ASCII, and in
>> the zmodem protocol, the filename
>> is also in ASCII, and so is code like
>> this to send an expected "rz" string:
> [Shakes head sadly]
> Meanwhile in Brno a technical journalist/trainer/consultant is laughing
Nightly news reports: "...thousands of laughter hotspots have been
observed all over the world..."
/s/ Bill Turner, wb4alm
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