[Python-Dev] Re: PEP 218 (sets); moving set.py to Lib
22 Aug 2002 10:15:26 +0100
Greg Ewing <email@example.com> writes:
> "Eric S. Raymond" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: [Python-Dev] Re: PEP 218 (sets):
> > Is it + for disjunction and juxtaposition for conjunction, or the other
> > way around?
> + is 'or' and juxtaposition (or sometimes a dot) is 'and'
> (I prefer those words because they're shorter than
> 'disjunction' and 'conjunction', and I can remember which
> is which:-).
I've always thought "meet" and "join" to be quite cute terms for
lattice operations. Guaranteed to confuse the average user of sets.py
-- let's go for it!
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