Worst ideas/features in programming languages?
johan_forsberg_86 at hotmail.com
Sun Oct 24 10:53:17 UTC 2021
On Sunday, 24 October 2021 at 10:21:22 UTC, claptrap wrote:
> On Sunday, 24 October 2021 at 08:42:54 UTC, Ola Fosheim Grøstad
>> It us equally puzzeling why prople want "&&" instead of "and"
>> or "||" instead of "or". There is no rational explanation, I
>> think people like to feel that they are using something
>> advanced and that a syntax that that is associated with
>> advanced usage makes them feel more skilled? Kinda like
> Because boolean algebra was already a thing and it was symbolic
> in nature. So making it wordy would probably seem a bit odd,
> maybe childish to some people. It'd be like writing arithmetic
> expressions like this...
> 1 plus 1 equals 2
> If you can understand why people wouldn't want to write
> arithmetic expressions like that, surely you can understand why
> some people wouldn't want wordy boolean expressions?
This might be a good reason actually.
Coming from logic I at first thought that of course "or" would be
∨ and "and" would be ∧ etc, but then, where are those signs on my
(I actually have an apl keyboard but that's another thing)
So made sense in a way to reuse & and | since they are pretty
close as alternative representations, ie ∥ VS || for example.
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