behavior of =

Barry Rowlingson
Fri, 08 Nov 2002 17:10:02 +0000

> The "<-" assignment operator is beautiful.  It's taken me over a
> decade, but I have come to appreciate it.  It isn't common, and there
> are fewer and fewer ex-APL'ers, but I think it's a great choice.

  Surely there's a single-character on this keyboard that accurately 
invokes the directional nature of assignment to variables, without 
having ambiguous meanings or alternate syntactic options? Yes! There, on 
the top right, an arrow pointing to the left!

  Oh no, thats the backspace key...


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