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- Subject: Re: [ANN] Lua 5.2.2 (rc3) now available
- From: Miles Bader <miles@...>
- Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2013 09:53:27 +0900
Petite Abeille <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>>> On a slightly related topic, with all the complaints about the use of the
>>> '~' character, how come the Apple mob seem to be OK with '#'?
>> I can't remember how I type it, but it is easily typed. I think it's alt-3.
> Shift-3 on an US-QWERTY keyboard. As easy as pie.
The odd thing about "~" is that it's one of the symbols whose position
on the keyboard seems highly variable _even for a single style of
keyboard_ (where a "style" is US, French, Japanese, etc). Most other
characters seem to have more stable locations (on U.S. keyboards other
"YMMV" characters are "`", "|", "\"...).
[I don't actually find this variability to be a huge problem in
practice though -- I just get used to the set of keyboards I use
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