metacharacter

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metacharacter

Informatics
A character interpreted by UNIX shells and Wisconsin Package programs in a pre-defined manner.
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Here's a question, though: Will the meta-character address all this adulation in the film's sequel?
Thus Fulano, like Fileno, the "petulante," Leandro Scoto, and other Pirandellian creations, reveals himself to be a meta-character, who aesthetically discusses his creation and that of other characters of literature and thereby illustrates Alfau's criticism of contemporary literature, as Pirandello reveals his primarily through the "Tragedia di un personaggio," in Suo marito and in Six Characters.
While Fulano surrenders and puts himself in the hands of the writer, the Pirandellian meta-character never does.