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Originally Posted by whpalmer4 View Post
I forget, what was the point I was trying to make? :-)
I think your point was that I, of all people to claim that "ESC has always meant escape", should know better, since the first computer I ever worked on was a DECwriter terminal hooked up to LIRICS, a TOPS-20 network run by the Long Island public school systems.

I don't think I knew about command completion, though. I was too busy being fascinated by the way every keypress moved the printhead back to position, printed the character, and then moved the printhead out of the way so you could see it.