[ntp:questions] Strange refid

John Hasler jhasler at newsguy.com
Tue Nov 12 16:27:29 UTC 2013


Brian Utterback writes:
> However, it begs the question of why somebody thought that printing
> "M-" before characters with the high order bit turned on would be a
> good idea.

ASCII characters with the high bit turned on are control characters.
"M-" is a common notation for control as in "M-J" for "control-J".
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John Hasler 
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