Re: Bug found in C64?

From: Rainer Buchty (
Date: 2005-12-08 18:22:23

>Interesting. So what operating systems use CR/LF? I always thought that
>only PCs did (Mac, Amiga, C64: CR, Unix: LF), but at the time the
>KERNAL was written, PCs didn't exist yet. CP/M perhaps?

Not sure about OSes, but CR/LF is traditionally speaking the correct 
way cause on the old TTYs you had to first return the carriage (CR) and 
then advance one line (LF).

It's been a couple of years, but I remember that all TTYs we had at home 
(ASR-33 plus 2 Baudot-Machines from Lorenz and Siemens) would happily 
print everything on the very last line position w/o CR.

Similarly, they would overwrite a line over and over again w/o LF.

Rainer (remembering when the BEL character actually made sound...)

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