PEP 289: universal and existential operators

Greg Ewing (using news.cis.dfn.de) g2h5dqi002 at sneakemail.com
Thu Nov 13 03:54:27 CET 2003


Will Stuyvesant wrote:
> Oh no!  Their mathematical names are "forall" and "exists" and that is
> what they should be IMO.

Actually, their mathematical names are an upside-down "A"
and an upside-down "E", which are often pronounced "for
all" and "there exists", but other pronunciations are
possible.

In Python, "all" and "any" would be closest to the
conciseness of the mathematical symbols, IMO. Until
we get to use Unicode in identifiers, anyway...

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Greg Ewing, Computer Science Dept,
University of Canterbury,	
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