[eeps] Proposal for /\ and \/ operators

Marc Worrell <>
Thu Feb 26 10:12:45 CET 2009


+1 for min/max

When I saw the subject line I was assuming that the operators were AND  
and OR.
To my surprise they were proposals for min and max.

- Marc


On 26 feb 2009, at 09:51, Sargun Dhillon wrote:

> Yeah, I agree, let's use min, and max. The /\ and \/ characters are
> just difficult, and non-intuitive.
>
> On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 12:34 AM, Bob Ippolito <> wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 12:25 AM, Joe Armstrong <>  
>> wrote:
>>>  > I'm sick of writing my own max and min functions.
>>>> Aren't you?
>>>
>>> Not really - If I didn't know Erlang or If I didn't know all the
>>> language I's assume
>>> that /\ meant AND and \/ meant OR. This would confuse lots of  
>>> people.
>>>
>>> Could we use man and min instead of symbols?
>>>
>>> Otherwise this seems ok
>>
>> I have the same feedback. I like the functionality, but /\ and \/ are
>> kinda ugly and very unintuitive.
>>
>> -bob

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