Frank Buss wonders:
>Why is the set of characters different for Windows and Linux?
Presumably history. In the terminal console days of UNIX, playing with ASCII control codes (e.g. SI or SO) was common. Other systems only provide names for codes relevant to their OS (e.g. CSI on AmigaOS, code 128+27).
>(on Windows there is no #\Esc, while it is available
>in most other Lisp implementations, like LispWorks or CLISP on
Implemented and documented in CVS.
BTW, #\Rubout was misdocumented as #\Code8 on MS-Windows. It's #\Code127, as on UNIX, and has been so since at least 1998. Also fixed.
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