At 3:34 AM +0700 7/12/09, Lenin wrote:
On Sun, Jul 12, 2009 at 2:56 AM, Eddie Drapkin <> wrote:

 On Sat, Jul 11, 2009 at 3:53 PM, Govinda<>
 > wrote:
 > > what does "EOT" stand for?
 > (I realize that string can be anything..  but I am just asking what EOT
 > > means to everyone?
 > I just use it as "End of Term" because I'm used to "EOF" as "End of File"

EOT used to mean  End of Text. reference ASCII-7 notatioin

Yes, but in both cases the operator is used at both the beginning AND at the end of the heredoc. I normally don't start anything with an "End" term.

That's what I liked about the underscore (_) -- there's no inference that it's an acronym.

$whatever = <<<_

However with that said, one could come up with a dual purpose acronym like:

TO  = (TEXT On or TEXT Off)

or if you need three characters.


I'm sure some clever person could come up with something better.




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