Control codes are what are passed to terminals to tell them what to draw. These are remnants of the teletypes or typewrites1. Think of “ctrl c”.

New Line

This is also where we see the split with unix looking for \n and windows looking for \r\n1.

Delete: ASCII 1111111

This is another historical remnant, this time from the paper tape era1.

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  1. Plain Text - Dylan Beattie - NDC Copenhagen 2022 2 3