New EEP draft: Pinning operator ^ in patterns

Richard Carlsson carlsson.richard@REDACTED
Wed Jan 20 21:16:59 CET 2021

Thanks for pointing this out. I know that the term "caret" is not that
widely known, so to keep things simple, I have avoided using it in these


Den ons 20 jan. 2021 kl 15:09 skrev Luke Bakken <luke@REDACTED>:

> 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
> "caret".
> 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".
> Thanks,
> Luke
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