PEP-308 a "simplicity-first" alternative

David Eppstein eppstein at
Thu Feb 13 23:04:09 CET 2003

In article <b2fmkt$k6v$2 at>,
 iko at (Anders Hammarquist) wrote:

> >Combine this with another thread.  Choose a unicode character
> >and require that people who want to use the operator must use
> >unicode-aware editors.
> For values of a unicode character only available on an APL keyboard. ;-)
> (For yet another thread, or was that this one also?) 

APL's quad operator looks a lot like the rectangle symbols used for 
conditional (guarded) expressions in Hoare's CSP. If we used that, we 
could also start using Hoare's ? and ! notation for communicating 
values from one thread to another...

David Eppstein       UC Irvine Dept. of Information & Computer Science
eppstein at

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