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Re: [Bug-apl] Feature suggestion: multiple function arguments

From: Elias Mårtenson
Subject: Re: [Bug-apl] Feature suggestion: multiple function arguments
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2016 00:13:34 +0800

On 17 March 2016 at 23:58, Juergen Sauermann <address@hidden> wrote:

if I look at C++ then the standard is equally restrictive when it comes to the source code:

True, but most modern (and some old ones) languages do support it. Including Java, _javascript_, Lisp, C#, Go, Haskell and R, for example.
I cannot really see why arbitrary Unicode characters would be an improvement.

APL in particular benefits much more from this than other languages, given its emphasis on compact code and using symbols to describe functionality much more concisely than strings of letters.

After all, APL is based on mathematical notation, which is famous for (over) using various symbols.


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