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Re: [Bug-apl] Unicode math characters

From: Juergen Sauermann
Subject: Re: [Bug-apl] Unicode math characters
Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2015 17:08:52 +0200
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Hi Alexey,

yes, there is something in the standard that prevents us from doing so. Page 41, production
'Literal-Identifier' tells what is allowed in a user-defined name (and what is not allowed).

Also, in APL there is no distinction between variable names and function names, so adding mathematical
symbols for functions would also make them available for variables which would increase the confusion
in this world.

/// Jürgen

On 09/26/2015 12:49 PM, Alexey Veretennikov wrote:

Is it something in standard what prevents us from using unicode mathematical characters (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathematical_operators_and_symbols_in_Unicode) to define own functions/operators? Would be awesome for users to define own notation based on short descriptive unicode mathematical characters instead of textual function names.


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