Re: Members Unable to Post to Group
On Wed, Jul 4, 2018 at 07:49 pm, Glenn Glazer wrote:
To quibble, though, that's a pun on "file". The EOF at the end of a Hollerith deck was to indicate that the program ended there, not a file that the program was reading. That is, the punch card EOF is code EOF, the C style EOF is data.Per K&R, EOF is an INTEGER, as returned from a function call trying to read a data stream. It is traditionally -1.
It is neither a character nor a data terminator.
Back in the 70s when I first began doing computer programming, Hollerith cards used a string of 9s as an end-of-data indicator.
I apologize to all for continuing this off-topic thread and only do so with the hope of putting an end to it.
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