On 10/13/2012 10:45 PM, Joshua Landau wrote:
On 13 October 2012 21:20, Mathias Panzenböck <email@example.com mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
On 10/12/2012 10:27 PM, Ram Rachum wrote: Hi everybody, Today a funny thought occurred to me. Ever since I've learned to program when I was a child, I've taken for granted that when programming, the sign used for multiplication is *. But now that I think about it, why? Now that we have Unicode, why not use · ? Do you think that we can make Python support · in addition to *? I can think of a couple of problems, but none of them seem like deal-breakers: - Backward compatibility: Python already uses *, but I don't see a backward compatibility problem with supporting · additionally. Let people use whichever they want, like spaces and tabs. - Input methods: I personally use an IDE that could be easily set to automatically convert * to · where appropriate and to allow manual input of ·. People on Linux can type Alt-. . I use Linux (KDE4). When I press Alt-. in kwrite I simply get . in gvim I get ® and here in Thunderbird I get nothing. So I don't think this is very practical.
Are y'all using your Alt Grill http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AltGr_key? Mînè łeŧs mê······
With Alt Gr I always get …
Ah, Alt Gr-, produces · (German keyboard here, of course.)