Re: [dev] Suckless word processing solution?

From: Kris Maglione <>
Date: Thu, 1 Oct 2009 13:41:26 -0400

On Thu, Oct 01, 2009 at 01:28:48PM -0400, Robert C Corsaro wrote:
> You want to change the symbolic expression of maths? Tell me how it
> works out.

You say that as if there were only one. There are hundreds, in
computer science alone. Nearly every programming language has a
different symbolic expression of math. Think of lisp, APL,
python, haskell. Most of them use infix notation and familiar
operators (+, -), but not all, and all have their own quirks.
Aside from that, since the time of computer text processing,
people have been expressing maths across plain text media
(Usenet, email) in various largely comprehensible forms
(to varying degrees).

Outside of computer science, here are several different (widely
used) expressions of integral-differential calculus. There are
myriad ways to write just about any operation beyond basic
arithmatic. It's largely a matter of personal style, partly a
matter of nationality and specific discipline. But the notations
of maths are hardly homogeneous or fixed.

Kris Maglione
It's an incredible con job when you think of it, to believe something
now in exchange for life after death.  Even corporations with all
their reward systems don't try to make it posthumous.
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