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Re: Mathematica and F# [OT]

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  • Subject: [mg91603] Re: Mathematica and F# [OT]
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 07:40:43 -0400 (EDT)
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Hi Murray,

that's the reason why the new language has this funny "#"
symbol in it ! So you can wait for A#, B#, E#, ..
and in the sense of G. Orwells "new speak" we are waiting for
F##, F### and F#^4 ;-)

You see, the situation "only I, N, O, P, U remain!" is not so bad
because you can always add one or more "#" to the name of the new
language. Moreover there are more funny symbols on my keyboard
that are not used in the name of a programming language and
F#!&~@ should be the next step.


Murray Eisenberg wrote:
> I cannot resist noting that the name of the referenced language, "F#", 
> continues a somewhat alarming trend of using single letters, possibly 
> with suffixes, for languages names.  Already there are:
>    A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, K, L, M, Q, R, S, T, V, W, X, Y, Z
> (I cheated a bit: W never existed, but *W did.)
> To language developers, the situation is surely dismaying: only I, N, O, 
> P, U remain!
> Salvatore Mangano wrote:
>> I refer members of this group to my blog for a review of the section of "F# for Scientists" that is relevant to Mathematica.

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