[Numpy-discussion] New Operators in Python

Alan G Isaac aisaac@american....
Sun Mar 25 10:33:02 CDT 2007


On Sun, 25 Mar 2007, Paulo Jose da Silva e Silva apparently wrote: 
> Even though I can get used with using dot (or 
> matrixmultiply) to do it, I can easily see the benefit of 
> having a special operator here. 

Some newer languages are taking advantage of the 
expressiveness of Unicode for math purposes.  I believe 
somone on this list asked whether this might provide a way 
forward.  Can it (taking a long view)?  For example, it 
would be natural to use as operators the Unicode 
multiplication sign U+00D7 (×) and the Unicode dot operator 
U+22C5 (·).  

Cheers,
Alan Isaac 





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