Why tuples use parentheses ()'s instead of something else like <>'s?

seberino at spawar.navy.mil seberino at spawar.navy.mil
Wed Dec 29 22:44:21 CET 2004

> There just isn't enough
> neat-looking punctuation in the ASCII character set.


I can't thank you enough for your reply and for everyones' great info
on this thread.  The end of your email gave a rock solid reason why it
is impossible to improve upon ()'s for tuples....

*There simply isn't enough good candidates in ASCII.*

Moving to Unicode has pros
and cons but your defense of parens assuming ASCII is perfect.
Thanks again.


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