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From: Greg Colvin (gcolvin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-06-01 13:19:41

From: Ed Brey <brey_at_[hidden]>
> From: "joel de guzman" <isis-tech_at_[hidden]>
> >
> > a b <in math> ----> a * b <in programming>
> > a b <in BNF> ----> a * b <in Spirit>
> What value is there in paralleling the math domain, since it is
> unrelated to the grammar domain? On the other hand, the string domain
> and grammar domain are somewhat closely related. Since a + b means
> concatenation for strings, a + b seems logical for concatenation in a
> grammar.

I'm fine with +, but Joel has been pushing <<, which I hate.
I'm suggesting * as a compromise. Or else we wait for Bjarne's
overloaded white space proposal to be accepted ;->

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