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Re: assexp op

daemon@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Thu Mar 9 12:50:52 1995 )

From: The Importance of Being Chuck <cadams@weather.Brockport.EDU>
To: quinn@access.mountain.net (Quinn)
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 1995 12:41:36 -0500 (EST)
Cc: coldstuff@MIT.EDU
In-Reply-To: <199503091730.MAA20505@Access.Mountain.Net> from "Quinn" at Mar 9, 95 12:30:15 pm

Quinn drew these heiroglyphs:
> I like '<-', but it really doesn't imply expression anymore than
>  an equals sign does.  I'd suggest '<>', since its easy to type
>  and kind of implies "we are not both equal and we want the whole
>  world to know it, that is why we are pointing outward."
> But it used to mean != in old AppleSoft, and I'm sure it means
>  something else somewhere.

Eww.  It usually means inequality in most dialects of BASIC too.  And
a lot of programmers are going to have the bulk of their experience
from BASIC.  And it just doesn't look aesthetically pleasing (:wipes
the spit from everyone's faces after saying that phrase)

> As for the local method character, instinctively I like ',' since
>  it's a less emphatic period.  But I don't know the repercussions
>  of using a comma in such a way.

real bitch to parse.  think about it.