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--- Comment #5 from Stewart Gordon <> 2009-11-07 18:47:17 PST ---
(In reply to comment #1)
> I've been wanting an exponentiation operator since the Stone Age, but it 
> seemed
> like too small an issue to really make a point about.  This is terrific. 
> However, can we at least consider making ^ the exponentiation op and moving 
> xor
> to ^^?  Yes, it breaks C compatibility, but who the heck really uses bitwise
> xor except in really low-level code anyhow?

Are we going to change around the other bitwise vs. logical operators as well?

Confusion with the bitwise operators is why I'm against the choice of ^ or ^^
for exponentiation.  Sooner or later, someone's going to expect ^^ to be the
logical xor operator.

But I don't know what would be a good symbol for it.  I'm not sure I've ever
really liked **, aside from the current meanings of those two characters in
sequence.  Maybe if only ↑ had remained on keyboards beyond ZX Spectrum

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