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Re: Zero Width Space

From: Peter Schaffter
Subject: Re: Zero Width Space
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2022 21:50:42 -0400
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On Mon, Jun 06, 2022, Douglas McIlroy wrote:
> > if we must find a convenient, shorter alternative, "null
> > character" seems the best choice,
> You must be joking. That would be a gratuitous clash in
> terminology for a large fraction of groff users. Everybody
> who's ever written a C program knows that the null
> character is ASCII NUL, the terminator of string objects,

Oops.  Didn't think of that.  FWIW, I wasn't all that happy
with the suggestion anyway.

Peter Schaffter

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