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From: Hezekiah M. Carty <hcarty@a...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Should a /\ operator be possible?
On Thu, May 1, 2008 at 5:20 PM, Richard Jones <rich@annexia.org> wrote:
> On Thu, May 01, 2008 at 08:41:49PM +0100, Richard Jones wrote:
>  >   let ( /\ ) (a1, a2) (b1, b2) = a2 > b1 || b2 > a1
>
>  I've just reread the Lexical conventions section in the manual.  For
>  some reason when I read it first I thought it said that '\' was
>  allowed, but in fact it's not so this appears to be a bug in camlp4.
>
>  BUT can we permit this?  It's nice to be able to define /\ and \/
>  operators with the obvious meanings :-)
>
>  In fact can we open the discussion about converting OCaml source files
>  into UTF-8 and allow _lots_ more symbols?  eg:
>
>   let (∪) = ...
>   let (⊆) = ...

Did this come up at the OCaml meeting [1]?  I think Xavier Leroy said
something about updating OCaml to allow UTF-x source files, though I
have only read the transcripts and don't know the full context or how
official this is.

Hez

[1] - http://wiki.cocan.org/events/europe/ocamlmeetingparis2008

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Hezekiah M. Carty
Graduate Research Assistant
University of Maryland
Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science