On 13/10/2012 05:27, Cameron Simpson wrote:
As a child, I was taught "x" (that's intened as a small cross diagonally oriented, not the letter I've used here) for multiplication. Let's support that too! It also looks like another character (specifically, a lot like the letter "x").
Another problem with "x" is actually writing it out correctly on your coding sheets for the data preparation team. IIRC Hagar the Horrible had an issue with this as he couldn't get the lines to cross.