On Tue, 3 Mar 2009 11:09:48 -0500, danbr...@php.net (Daniel Brown) wrote:

>On Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 11:03, PJ <af.gour...@videotron.ca> wrote:
>> ok, ok, I found it but you guys are assuming that this is something
>> everybody should know... hell, I've been tinkering with programming and
>> unix etc. for many, many years and this is the first time I ran into
>> back quotes.
>    You're assuming that we're assuming something (though I don't even
>know to whom that's supposed to be directed).
>    Backtick operators have been around since the inception of UNIX
>itself.  I don't mean this offensively by any means whatsoever, but if
>you haven't run into them before, you haven't been tinkering very

In my 40 plus years of programming I don't think I have ever deliberately typed 
a back
tick, and had forgotten that it was on the keyboard. And I have tinkered with 
all sorts of
strange systems, but I have had very little to do with UNIX.

This discussion reminds me of the "Any" key as in: 

Support person "now press any key". User "but there isn't an "Any" key on my 


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