[eeps] Proposal for /\ and \/ operators

Bjorn Gustavsson <>
Thu Feb 26 10:14:31 CET 2009

On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 9:25 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?

No, we can't use 'max' and 'min' as operators because that would
break all code that uses thoses names as atoms or function names.
And there is a lot of code out there that use these names.


Björn Gustavsson, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB

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