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[whatwg] 2.3 editorial: operators, operations, or ?

From: Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@ibiblio.org>
Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2009 07:57:26 -0700
Message-ID: <654a2bb30908150757x9551ba9u51e61b0d40625a8e@mail.gmail.com>
On Sat, Aug 15, 2009 at 7:32 AM, Tab Atkins Jr.<jackalmage at gmail.com> wrote:

> The term 'operator' *is* sometimes used to just mean 'function' in
> functional languages. ?The term 'comparison operator' in specific is
> fairly normal in my experience.

True, but I do not want to assume familiarity with functional
programing languages in order to comprehend the spec.

"Comparison operators" most commonly refers to symbols such as <, <=,
==, ===, and so forth. In some languages such as Fortran it may refer
to alphabetic symbols such as .GT or .LE. However it is not what is
being described in this section of the HTML5 specification.

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Elliotte Rusty Harold
elharo at ibiblio.org
Received on Saturday, 15 August 2009 07:57:26 UTC

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