Why is there no or or and ?

Jonathan M Davis jmdavisProg at gmx.com
Thu Feb 16 20:35:38 PST 2012

On Thursday, February 16, 2012 22:31:18 Caligo wrote:
> C++ has this and it makes code little more readable in certain cases:
> if(something() or foo() and bar()){  ... }
> instead of this in D:
> if(something() || foo() && bar()){ ... }
> possible enhancement request?  or is there a good reason it is not in
> the language?

Since when does C++ have "or" and "and"? C++ uses || and &&, just like C and 
Java and C# and... I'm sure that there's a language somewhere whch uses "or" 
and "and," but I've never used one that did.

And I'm actually mildly shocked that anyone (at least any programmer) would 
think that "or" and "and" were more readable. The fact that operators aren't 
words is a _major_ boon to code readibility.

- Jonathan M Davis

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