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November 30, 2007 05:15
Re: The "flaming X-wing" secret operator
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On Thu, Nov 29, 2007 at 08:01:45PM -0500, Yanick Champoux wrote:
> shmem wrote:
>> To brighten up your day - here's the winged moon, which isn't an
>> operator, but a constant:
>>     ~@~
> Georg added:
>> Similar to the winged moon - an "operator" (token?) which scares
>> the hell out of the remainder of a list:
>>     ^@^
> 	Me likes. Lots.  I propose, as alternative names for those two tokens, the 
> "fat bat" (because it does look like a particularly rotund specimen of that 
> species, and in honor of the large value it yields) and the"laughing joker" 
> (as in, "just kidding, the rest of the line doesn't apply). :-)

Of course, we now need canonical usage examples of those two.

 Philippe Bruhat (BooK)

 Blood is thicker than water... so beware of thick relatives.
                                    (Moral from Groo The Wanderer #18 (Epic))

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