Help with sets

D'Arcy J.M. Cain darcy at
Tue Oct 12 15:15:49 CEST 2010

On Tue, 12 Oct 2010 23:34 +1300
Lawrence D'Oliveiro <ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand> wrote:
> > Symmetry is always a tricky balance in programming languages.
> Is that what we used to call “orthogonality”?

No, orthogonality is something else.  "Orthogonal" means "perpendicular
to."  See the Wikipedia article for a discussion of the word's
application to computer science.

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