English binary logic operators

Bill Baxter wbaxter at gmail.com
Fri Nov 10 20:52:21 PST 2006

Hasan Aljudy wrote:
> Jarrett Billingsley wrote:
>> "Bill Baxter" <wbaxter at gmail.com> wrote in message 
>> news:ej2gij$ohu$1 at digitaldaemon.com...
>>> I remember when I was first learning Japanese, it occurred to me 
>>> "Whoa! now I'll never run out of single-character variable names when 
>>> doing math equations!"
>>> For some reason it didn't actually prove to be that useful, though. 
>>> Even the Japanese don't use Japanese symbols in their math for some 
>>> reason, just Roman and Greek letters like everyone else.  Every once 
>>> in a while I'll use an ??? to represent some big sub-expression that 
>>> doesn't have much meaning but keeps on re-appearing in derivations.  
>>> But that's about it.
>> Having taken a few semesters of Japanese, I've noticed I've started to 
>> use some kanji in my notes as shorthand :S
> Kanji as shorthand? I don't know, I find myself slower when writing 
> kanji (maybe because I'm still a n@@b in that area), but I can write 
> "nihon" faster than I can write 日本, for instance. (I wonder, can utf-8 
> encode that?)

Some are simple, like
人 大 小 日 月 水 火 木 山 母 父
And they don't take up much space in your notes, no matter how complex 
they are. :-)

Anyway, just to bring this slightly back on topic :), since D is utf-8 
compatible, I suggest we should allow the use full-width unicode 'and' 
and 'or' symbols.  :-)

     if ((a∧b)∨(c∧d)) {  ... }

Mmmm Unicode.  That opens up a whole slew of possibilities.
How about opDoubleIntegration?  No problem!
Oooh and we could allow this as a synonym for delete myVar:

      ☠ myVar;

That would surely push D over the top.  Does your language have the 
skull-and-crossbones operator?  I thought not.


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