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From: Brey, Edward D (EdwardDBrey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-01-30 17:19:43

> From: James Kanze [mailto:kanze_at_[hidden]]
> Let's face it, even << is a hack, and a horrible misuse of operator
> overloading. We get away with it because of the precedence, the fact
> that it is little used, and the suggestiveness of its graphic
> presentation.

Indeed. It's bewildering how something as personal preferency as << ever
made it into the standard. Such a break from tradition just for convenience
and brevity was totally out of line.

I mean really, how hard would it be for someone to use a plain, vanilla
function call, like:

y = left_shift(x, 8)


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