[ntp:questions] Strange refid

Gary Johnson garyjohn at spocom.com
Tue Nov 12 18:02:17 UTC 2013

On 2013-11-12, John Hasler wrote:
> 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.

No, they're not.  Control characters are those with all but the
lowest five bits set to 0.

> "M-" is a common notation for control as in "M-J" for "control-J".

M-J is 0xCA whereas Ctrl-J is 0x0A.


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