Multiple character "character constants"

chris at umcp-cs.UUCP chris at umcp-cs.UUCP
Sun Oct 9 00:41:17 AEST 1983

Troff uses two-character character constants for the same reason it
uses two characters for everything:  they happen to fit nicely into
an int on a PDP-11.  This makes troff fit on a PDP-11.  (It also speeds
things up considerably over using two "char"s.)
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