English binary logic operators
wbaxter at gmail.com
Fri Nov 10 10:34:46 PST 2006
Max Bolingbroke wrote:
> Daniel Keep wrote:
>> Hasan Aljudy wrote:
>>> ummmm .. mathematicians use more complicated symbols and notations than
>> It's funny; but the early programming languages were designed by
>> mathematicians. Trust me, if they'd been able to use ∧ for and, and ∨
>> for or, they would have :) On a few systems, they actually *did*. I
>> think programmers use "simpler" notation simply because we're limited to
>> what we can bang out on a keyboard, and mathematicians aren't.
> I heard a story (possibly apocryphal) that the "\" character was
> actually added to ASCII because people thought you might want to write
> \/ for or and /\ for and :).
I don't know about logical operators, but it sure is good for making
happy stick figures.
\o/ -- "whee! D 1.0"
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