Subject: Re: mapping an array to an alphabet
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Sat, 02 Nov 2002 15:31:46 -0600
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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Vijay L <> wrote:
| "Pierpaolo BERNARDI" <> wrote:
| > What you are doing is called ascii-art.
| > There are several newsgroup which discuss this topic, and
| > gazillions of web sites.
| Ascii-Art, what an apt name. Thanks for the link Rif, no I wasn't
| familiar with the link because I didn't know it was called Ascii-Art.

Also note that ASCII art (both the name & the result) is *VERY* old!!
People were already doing it when I got into computing in the late 1960's.

In those days, one used line printers (I know, something most people
have gladly forgotten about!!) to print on fan-fold paper (another thing
probably best forgotten!) poster-sized pictures of various kinds. There
was even soft-porn already, in the form of life-sized pin-up girls... ;-}


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