Subject: Re: Uppercasing symbols
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: 1998/12/06
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <74dndb$>
Erik Naggum  <> wrote:
| * Kent M Pitman <>
| | Incidentally, if memory serves me, the reason that uppercase was
| | originally the canonical case in computers when character codings were
| | narrow enough to have only one case is that the name of the deity was not
| | to appear in lowercase.
|   not that I ever discussed religion on the old telex machines...

Gee, and I thought the deity Kent was referring to was "IBM"... ;-}

|   also my _impression_ that the old Teletype was all lowercase...

Nope. The KSR-33 & ASR-33 & KSR-35 were uppercase-only. The KSR-37 was
upper/lower, though.


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