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EEPhil

Number 28
Oh <your choice of deity here>. I think I'll take some paracetamol or ibuprofen instead.
You can take paracetamol and ibuprofen together for serious pain. (I'm not making this up - see https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-questions/medicines/can-i-take-paracetamol-and-ibuprofen-together/)
But the "/" prefix indicates negate, so I take it Trev doesn't want one.
That's confusing to someone (me) with a VAX/VMS (OpenVMS) background. /aspirin tagged onto a command would indicate you'd want it, /noaspirin would negate it. :confused:
 
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Black Hole

Black Hole

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That's confusing to someone (me) with a VAX/VMS (OpenVMS) background. /aspirin tagged onto a command would indicate you'd want it, /noaspirin would negate it. :confused:
I acknowledge that, but for somebody with a hardware background the use of "/" or "-" prefixes to indicate an option setting to the command parser conveys the exact opposite of what is intended! We (hardware) used to write a signal name with a bar over it (like underline but above), but when word processing and CAD came in the overbar wasn't supported so we adopted the prefix.

Thus: ACK = Acknowledge, active when high or logic 1, whereas /ACK is active when low or logic 0.

So, -aspirin = don't take the pills! To me, it would make much more sense to indicate an option setting with "+".
 

EEPhil

Number 28
[a] We (hardware) used to write a signal name with a bar over it (like underline but above), [b] but when word processing and CAD came in the overbar wasn't supported so we adopted the prefix.
[a] I remember that from my undergraduate electronics course! (Senility hasn't got me - yet).
[b]New one to me.
 
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