[eeps] Proposal for /\ and \/ operators

Zoltan Peter Toth <>
Thu Feb 26 14:03:38 CET 2009


mats cronqvist wrote:
> Joe Armstrong <> writes:
>
>   
>>  > 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.
>>     
>
>   why would you think they meant AND/OR? I thought "/\" meant "lambda"
>   at first, but AND/OR?
>   
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boolean_algebras_canonically_defined says:

Typical equations in the language of Boolean algebra are /x/?/y/ = 
/y/?/x/, /x/?/x/ = /x/, /x/?¬/x/ = /y/?¬/y/, and /x/?/y/ = /x/.

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