Re: I really need help with this so if anyone can help me out that would be really great of you.
GArlington <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
The number (and position) of the *s in the above figure seems to be
increasing and then reducing at the same rate per step (line) from the
minimum (1) to the maximum (7) and then back to minimum (1).
And every line starts with a ?TAB? character:
telnet news 119 | od -c
0003400 w i n g p a t t e r n : \n \n \t
0003420 * \n \t * *
0003440 * \n \t * * * * * \n
0003560 * * * * * * * \n
0003500 \t * * * * * \n \t
0003520 * * * \n \t * \n \n
0003540 P a r t I I \n \n T o m a k e
The rendition of a TAB character depends on the output device.
Sometimes a TAB is converted to eight or another number of
spaces. Sometimes it is not a fixed value of spaces but a jump
to a specific position.
Therefore, any program trying to reproduce it, should
faithfully start each line with a TAB character.
That is, if one reads ?the following pattern? in a sense
including the indentation.
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