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7 of the character generated.
this term usually reveals that the speaker hacked PCs before
coming to the Mac (see also feature key
). Some Mac hackers,
confusingly, reserve "alt" for the Option key (and it is so
labelled on some Mac II keyboards).
3. (Obsolete PDP-10
; often "ALT") An alternate name for the
ESC character (Escape, ASCII 27), after the keycap
labelling on some older terminals
; also "altmode"
(/awlt'mohd/). This character was almost never pronounced
always alt, as in "Type alt alt to end a TECO command" or
"alt-U onto the system" (for "log onto the [ITS] system").
This usage probably arose because alt is easier to say.
hierarchy is special in that anyone can create new groups here
without going though the normal voting proceduers, hence the
regular appearence of new groups with names such as