[Python-Dev] Re: PEP 218 (sets); moving set.py to Lib
Eric S. Raymond
Tue, 20 Aug 2002 20:56:05 -0400
Guido van Rossum <email@example.com>:
> 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>