[Python-Dev] Re: PEP 218 (sets); moving set.py to Lib

Eric S. Raymond esr@thyrsus.com
Tue, 20 Aug 2002 20:56:05 -0400

Guido van Rossum <guido@python.org>:
> Um, the notation is '|' and '&', not 'or' and 'and', and those are
> what I learned in school.  Seems pretty conventional to me (Greg
> Wilson actually tried this out on unsuspecting newbies and found that
> while '+' worked okay, '*' did not -- read the PEP).

+1 on preferring | and & to `or' and `and'.  To me, `or' and `and' say
that what's being composed are predicates, not sets.
		<a href="http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/">Eric S. Raymond</a>