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Re: [Bug-apl] Proposal: Support alternative symbols for ⍺ and ⍵

From: Juergen Sauermann
Subject: Re: [Bug-apl] Proposal: Support alternative symbols for ⍺ and ⍵
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:47:08 +0100
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Hi Elias,

these characters are already accepted as "alternate characters", see Avec.cc lines 252 and 256.
If they don't work then I need more details about the circumstances.

/// Jürgen

On 02/24/2017 08:39 AM, Elias Mårtenson wrote:
GNU APL uses the symbols ⍺ (U+237A APL FUNCTIONAL SYMBOL ALPHA) and ⍵ (U+2375 APL FUNCTIONAL SYMBOL OMEGA) for the left and right hand arguments in a lambda function.

I would like to suggest that it also accept α (U+03B1 GREEK SMALL LETTER ALPHA) and ω (U+03C9 GREEK SMALL LETTER OMEGA) as alternatives.

This will help when copy&pasting code that has been written with the non-standard symbols.


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