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Re^2: How to make EOF?

by roboticus (Chancellor)
on Mar 04, 2009 at 21:21 UTC ( #748324=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: How to make EOF?
in thread How to make EOF?

samtregar:

Minor (historical) detail: In fact, some operating systems *do* use an EOL marker in files. For example, in CP/M, the directory entries tell you which sectors hold data, but not how many bytes are in your files. So text files would use a ^Z to mark the end of the document. That carried over into DOS, so in DOS programs you'll often find some ^Z characters in files.

Thank goodness we no longer have to deal with *that* mess!

...roboticus

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