[Python-Dev] Re: PEP 218 (sets); moving set.py to Lib
Eric S. Raymond
Wed, 21 Aug 2002 00:16:47 -0400
Fran=E7ois Pinard <email@example.com>:
> I never saw `|' nor `&' in literature, except `|' which means "such tha=
> in set comprehensions, as Pythoneers would be tempted to say! On the
> other hand, for programmers, `|' and `&' are rather natural and easy.
Now that I think of it, I've never seen a mathematician use this at all.
But I agree that it's a good choice for programmersl
> Eric has offered the idea of adding Cartesian product, and despite the
> usual notation is a tall thin `X', maybe it would be nice reserving `*'
> for that?=20
Mildly in favor, but I wouldn't cry if it didn't happen.
<a href=3D"http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/">Eric S. Raymond</a>