On Jun 22, 2009, at 19:12 , Minimiscience wrote:
On Jun 22, 2009, at 5:51 PM, Damian Conway wrote:
Perl 6's approach to xor is consistent with the linguistic sense of
'xor' ("You may have a soup (x)or a salad (x)or a cocktail"), and also
with the IEEE 91 standard for logic gates.

I don't think natural language -- especially the abomination that is English -- is the best guide for understanding logical operations (why, yes, I *do* speak Lojban; how did you know?).

Except, of course, that Perl is all about natural language concepts, not mathematical or logical concepts; and I don't think very many natural languages care about either mathematical logic or Lojban-like linguistic precision.

(Granted, that last part may make full perl6 "interesting.")

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allb...@kf8nh.com
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