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RE: Hang This (Wikipedia entry on XyWrite)



The "here" is not the character number in the file but rather the cursor's
then distance from the margin.

Regards,

Paul Ambos
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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-xywrite@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:owner-xywrite@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Harry Binswanger
Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2008 3:30 PM
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Subject: Re: Hang This (Wikipedia entry on XyWrite)


>What you're referring to, Bill, is called a "Hang". In ye old electronic
>typesetting language it would be implemented with a "hang here" command
>, and would be active until no longer needed, then an  would
>cancel it.
>
>I'm guessing that a hang is somewhat tricky to institute as I've only
>seen them in composition "engines", as opposed to fancy typewriters like
>XyWrite.

I don't follow what the problem here is.  does operate from "here" 
on. And you cancel it by setting another value for . So what's the 
problem?



Harry Binswanger
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