PEP 289: universal and existential operators

John Roth newsgroups at jhrothjr.com
Thu Nov 13 11:56:46 CET 2003


"Greg Ewing (using news.cis.dfn.de)" <g2h5dqi002 at sneakemail.com> wrote in
message news:bourho$1iqg1d$1 at ID-169208.news.uni-berlin.de...
> 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...

Hasten the day!

As far as I'm concerned, 3.0 seems to be about as
likely as my seeing a real unicorn.

John Roth
>
> -- 
> Greg Ewing, Computer Science Dept,
> University of Canterbury,
> Christchurch, New Zealand
> http://www.cosc.canterbury.ac.nz/~greg
>






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