Sharp as a pound (was Array assignment...)

Richmond Mathewson richmondmathewson at
Tue Jul 4 03:37:34 EDT 2017


On a US keyboard the '#' sign is Shift-3 (where, on a British keyboard 
there is a pound sign).

On a British keyboard, as Mark correctly states, it is Alt/Opt-3.

On a German keyboard the '#' is Shift + Alt/Opt-3.

On a French keyboard the '#' is Shift + Alt/Opt-'  (the key that is a 
'\' on the US keyboard).

Reasonably accessible.


On 7/4/17 10:28 am, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode wrote:
> On 2017-06-29 18:45, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote:
>> So long as we all generally agree that "#" can be called "pound, Hash
>> or Sharp" (not so sure I agree with the last one btw) then we can talk
>> about it. So far as the computer is concerned, it's ascii(035) and
>> even that is a synonym for 00100010.
> 'Sharp' because it is used in music to denote sharpening of the base 
> note (despite my musical background, I still see it as 'hash' in my 
> mind when I see it though).
> Just noting something Alex said about # not being directly accessible 
> on Mac (it is Alt/Option - 3) - I always found this somewhat 
> amusing... I often wondered if it is because in the early days Apple 
> favoured Pascal as its primary implementation language beyond assembly 
> - if it had been C I suspect it would have been more accessible as C 
> code (particularly going back decades) uses # quite a lot...
> Warmest Regards,
> Mark.

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