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Jonathan Scott Duff
January 22, 2004 16:08
Re: Semantics of vector operations
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On Thu, Jan 22, 2004 at 11:25:41AM -0800, Larry Wall wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 22, 2004 at 01:10:25PM -0500, Austin Hastings wrote:
> : > -----Original Message-----
> : > From: Larry Wall []
> : > I think some people will want to think of it one way, while others
> : > will want to think of it the other way.  If that's the case, the
> : > proper place to put the marker is between the operand and the operator.
> : 
> : How do you handle operator precedence/associativity?
> Me?  I handle it by making it an adverb on the base operator.  :-)

Does that mean it should get the colon?  :)

> I don't think that ?X? means "Do whatever the mathematicians want X
> to do."  Unicode operators have to be good for something, after all.
> So perhaps its best to call ? and ? "distribution modifiers" or
> some such.

Could someone put the non-unicode variants up there so those of us
with unicode-ignorant MUAs can know what exactly we're talking about?
Or alternatively (and certainly better), could someone clue me on how
to make mutt unicode-aware?


Jonathan Scott Duff

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