Nathan Wiger wrote: > So < could mean "more" and > could mean "less". That would sure confuse the math subcommunity! ;-) > "more" and "less" could be inverses, "more" reading from the current > position forward and "less" from the current position backwards. This > notion could be generalized to files/networks/stacks/datastructs/etc/etc. Ugck. < means read, > means write. Do you want to be that different from shell? Or from Perl, for that matter? -- John Porter All men are subjects.