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

Greg Ewing greg@cosc.canterbury.ac.nz
Wed, 21 Aug 2002 17:36:26 +1200 (NZST)

"Eric S. Raymond" <esr@thyrsus.com>:

> The | & one is distinctly less common than either, at least among
> mathematicians; I think EEs and suchlike may use it more than we do.

I'm surprised that mathematicians use | and & at all. I had always
assumed that these were invented by the programming community, being
available ASCII characters used in programming languages, and that
mathematicians wouldn't ever use them if they had a choice. But maybe
I'm wrong!

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