WG15 Defect Report Ref: 9945-2-52
Topic: escape next character

This is an approved interpretation of 9945-2:1993.


Last update: 1997-05-20



	Topic:			escape next character
	Relevant Sections:
	Classification:		No change.

Defect Report:
Reference: Page 536, Section, "escape next character"

Was it the intent of the POSIX 9945-2 standard to change historic
practice by requiring that ^Q be used to escape the next character?

Historic practice is that it be used as a flow control character,
and that it only be used as a literal next character if it is not
already used for flow control.

(Keith Bostic			bostic@cs.berkeley.edu)

WG15 response for 9945-2:1993 
        The rationale on pg1009 ll10603-10609 shows the expected behavior if
        ctrl Q is currently being used as a flow control char.  Its
        status as a ctrl char overrides the wording in section 5.35.7.

Rationale for Interpretation: