On 11/23/05, Larry Wall <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 23, 2005 at 11:55:35AM -0500, Matt Fowles wrote:
> : I think using C< ..5 > to mean (0, 1, 2, 3, 4) would be a more
> : sensible option. Makes sense to me at least.
> That doesn't derive well from any of:
> If the rule is "you can omit the 0", then it's ..^5 rather than ..5.
I like C< ..^5 > better than C< ^5 > actually. I was going for the
rule that an omitted LHS was 0 and an omitted RHS was infinity (your
probably cannot omit both).
Regardless, my gut tells me that C< ^5 > is just a little too short
for what it does. Also, I find the argument that people will type
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