JBaker at STRADLEY.COM
Tue Jul 31 16:39:58 UTC 2001
How's this: >>The "and" operator is often represented by a centered
From Glossary of Computer Engineering and Programming Terminology
(Partial list from BRL Report 1115, March 1961), online at
Actually, I feel sure that "dot" has been used in computer contexts
as long as there have been dots to refer to. The trisyllabic "period" is
just too long and awkward.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jesse Sheidlower [SMTP:jester at PANIX.COM]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2001 12:25 PM
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> Subject: Re: Dot
> > Dots & dashes. Want me to research telegraphy?
> Sure, but OED has _that_ "dot" from 1835. Perhaps I should also
> make clear that _dot_ in the sense 'small round mark used in
> punctuation, as the period (full stop) or mark over a lowercase
> "i"' goes back to 1735; it's the use this "dot" specifically
> in computing contexts I was talking about before.
> Jesse Sheidlower
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