New EEP draft: Pinning operator ^ in patterns

Luke Bakken luke@REDACTED
Wed Jan 20 15:09:00 CET 2021

Hello -

> One of the more annoying things about the proposal is that it is
> impossible to actually search for if you don't already know what it is
> called, and if you do you don't need to search for it. The term "pinning
> operator" is certainly not what would come to mind

If I saw the ^ character (ASCII caret) being used in any programming
language and didn't understand why, I would search using the term

For instance, the search phrase "python caret character" immediately
finds relevant web pages.

Documented correctly. the phrase "erlang caret character" would do the same.

^ is pretty much universally known as "ASCII caret" or "ASCII circumflex".


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