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RE: another take on hackers and painters

I suppose that you wouldn't like Icon's ~===:= operator either....
(It's augmented assignment for value inequality.  I've never
seen the beast in the wild and cannot imagine its use, but it's
there for completeness.)


-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Steckler [mailto:steck@ccs.neu.edu] 
Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2003 2:07 PM
To: Todd Proebsting; 'Guy Steele - Sun Microsystems Labs';
Cc: ll1-discuss@ai.mit.edu
Subject: RE: another take on hackers and painters

> (And, the ||| operator is for list append.  All three are
> associative.)

I suppose the ambiguity with || isn't as bad as the C/C++
= vs. == problem.  That is, unless invididual values are considered 
singleton lists.  Does 

   "4" ||| "5"

yield a list?

In any case, for some reason, ||| makes my eyes hurt.

-- Paul