allow line break at operators

Seebs usenet-nospam at seebs.net
Tue Aug 16 02:39:34 CEST 2011


On 2011-08-16, Roy Smith <roy at panix.com> wrote:
> In article <4e492d08$0$30003$c3e8da3$5496439d at news.astraweb.com>,
>  Steven D'Aprano <steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info> wrote:
>> I'm reminded of this quote from John Baez:

>> "The real numbers are the dependable breadwinner of the family, the complete
>> ordered field we all rely on. The complex numbers are a slightly flashier
>> but still respectable younger brother: not ordered, but algebraically
>> complete. The quaternions, being noncommutative, are the eccentric cousin
>> who is shunned at important family gatherings. But the octonions are the
>> crazy old uncle nobody lets out of the attic: they are nonassociative."

> Wow, at first glance, I mis-parsed that name as "Joan Baez".  Had me 
> really confused for a moment.

Would it have been that much weirder than Hedy Lamarr?

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