Why tuples use parentheses ()'s instead of something else like <>'s?
steve at holdenweb.com
Wed Dec 29 23:06:32 CET 2004
Dan Sommers wrote:
> On 29 Dec 2004 21:03:59 GMT,
> Grant Edwards <grante at visi.com> wrote:
>>On 2004-12-29, Reinhold Birkenfeld <reinhold-birkenfeld-nospam at wolke7.net> wrote:
>>>>>Perl6 experiments with the use of guillemots as part of the syntax.
>>>>As if Perl didn't look like bird-tracks already...
>>>(1,1,2,3,5) »+« (1,2,3,5,8); # results in (2,3,5,8,13)
>>I was pretty sure that « and » were guillmots, but google sure
>>preferred the sea bird when I asked it.
> They're guillemets (with an "e"); this is a [relatively] well-known
> Adobe SNAFU. (A quick google search or two failed to find an
> authoritative reference, but I know that such references are out there
Adobe recorded their error in the Red Book errata, but electronic
admissions of the same error are apparently impossible to come by.
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