How do you describe '#!' in written english?

(Charles Mcknight) #1

It's referred to as an "octothorpe". :slight_smile:

路路路

From: "SHIGETOMI, Takuhiko" <tshiget1@gw.nsw.co.jp>
Date: Sat Aug 27 19:45:15 CDT 2005
To: ruby-talk ML <ruby-talk@ruby-lang.org>
Cc: tshiget1@gw.nsw.co.jp
Subject: how do you describe '#!' in written english?

quick question.
sorry, this is not a question of Ruby but a more general inquiry.

I'd like to ask you how do you describe '#!' which we always put at the
head of the scripting source code file.
I know that its pronunciation is 'she bang' but am not sure that this
'she bang' would be correct description or not.

--
<name species-designation="5618" default-lang="ja_JP">SHIGETOMI,Takuhiko</name>
<contact medium="email">tshiget1@gw.nsw.co.jp</contact>
<location federational-alias="/galaxy/alpha-quadrant/sector-001/earth/">
/void/3d/universe/milkyway-galaxy/orion's-arm/sol-solar-system/3rd-planet/fareast/jp/tky/
</location>
<hail>resistance is futile.</hail>

(SHIGETOMI, Takuhiko) #2

greetings. thanks.

It's referred to as an "octothorpe". :slight_smile:

i looked it up on my dictionary and have found it has been on
push-button style phones since its incunabula.
does '*' have any alias also?

cigp://void/3d/universe/milky-way-galaxy/orion-arm/sol-solar-system/
3rd-planet/fareast/jp/tky/shigetomi.takuhiko.5618

(David N. Springer) #3

does '*' have any alias also?

That would be ab "asterisk". :slight_smile:

(Brock Weaver) #4

I have heard "*" called "star" or "splat". I even heard an old VAX
guy call it "squip", though I have never heard anyone else call it
that. He was one of those unique guys -- of course, aren't all VAX
guys nowadays? :slight_smile:

路路路

On 8/30/05, David N. Springer <springer@siliconlogic.com> wrote:

>does '*' have any alias also?
>
>
That would be ab "asterisk". :slight_smile:

--
Brock Weaver
[OBC]Technique

(SHIGETOMI, Takuhiko) #5

I have heard "*" called "star" or "splat".

i also call it 'star' usually.

that. He was one of those unique guys -- of course, aren't all VAX
guys nowadays? :slight_smile:

you can ask to James P Hogan.
he is one of the most famous PDP/VAX guys.

tgp://void/3d/universe/milky-way-galaxy/orion-arm/sol-solar-system/
3rd-planet/fareast/jp/tky/shigetomi.takuhiko.5618