Algol W [was: Microsoft open sources GWBASIC]

Hugh Pyle hpyle at
Thu May 28 08:12:07 CDT 2020

The fancy arrows in Fira Code are ligatures.  (Yuk!  I'm not yet a convert)

ASCII-63 had a backward-arrow that disappeared in later revisions of the
standard, replaced with underscore (and also an upward-arrow which was at
the codepoint now used for the caret).  But the PDP1 arrow wasn't ASCII.  I
believe it's the FIO-DEC encoding, and used an IBM typewriter console,

On Thu, May 28, 2020 at 12:01 AM ben via cctalk <cctalk at>

> On 5/27/2020 8:43 PM, Toby Thain via cctalk wrote:
> >> At the moment I have no wish to fight a web site,to find what should be
> >> simple information.
> >
> > It's a picture. They can be useful.
> That is why clicking with my mouse did nothing.
> I like if eif else fi  for if statements.
> What keyboard are you using to get the fancy arrows?
> Ben.

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