The word “separator” can be used to describe delimiters which are placed between items. For instance, in this sequence:
The ‘b’s separate the ‘a’s.
I’m looking for a word similar to “separator” which can be used to describe delimiters in this sequence:
The ‘b’s come after each ‘a’.
Examples of this are periods after sentences and, in programming, semicolons after statements.
- terminator (terminator token, terminator character, terminating punctuation etc.)
- end marker (end of line, end of input, end of block, end of statement etc.)
- trailer (trailing token, trailing character, trailing signature (below))
Somewhat more loosely, more appropriate to (binary) file formats, maybe:
- signature (signature bytes, header signature)