Tak-Shing Chan said:I don't need to know the answer, since Steve Summit's C-FAQ
19.4 covered this (``for clearing the screen, a halfway portable
solution is to print a form-feed character ('\f'), which will
cause some displays to clear''). Presumably, those displays that
would clear are still in use.
The faq does contain some archaisms (and outright errors).
p.s: appeals to authority are generally regarded as inferior to direct
observation - something to consider if you choose to pursue a
technical career ;-)