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From: Victor A. Wagner Jr. (vawjr_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-06-02 15:33:19

At 09:52 2005-06-02, Jonathan Turkanis wrote:
>Victor A. Wagner Jr. wrote:
> > I argued
> > (unsuccessfully) that when the boost::dynamic_bitset<> was proposed
> > that the _least_ we could do would be to fix the mis-characterization of
> > operators <= and >= with regards to sets (for those who haven't
> > studied sets, {b,c,d} <= {a,b,c,d} but that's not how it will evaluate
> > with either std::set or boost::dynamic_bitset).
>Well, it's true that in boolean algebra, <= can be interpretted to mean
>inclusion. But then, + is also sometimes used to mean OR. I think using the
>operators in this unconventional (as far as C++ is concerned) would just
>lead to

we're not talking boolean algebra
we're talking sets
where they use the silly sideways U's to show subset
in the Pascal language they used <= instead (it kinda looks like a U
tipped 90degrees clockwise)
I'm simply proposing that we use the same operator to mean the same thing
it won't confuse anyone.

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