[fpc-devel] Proposal: Enhanced replacement for assignment operators

Hans-Peter Diettrich DrDiettrich1 at aol.com
Sat Aug 7 03:44:36 CEST 2010

Vinzent Höfler schrieb:

> Sometimes I really wonder if the buddies K&R when designing C
> actually looked at the keyboard and tried to assign a meaning to each
> special character they found there. Obviously, they seem to have
> missed "$". Probably this one was either too BASIC or too
> "establishment".

Perhaps the "$" was used for other purposes on their machines, or they 
found it inavailabe on other (non-U.S.) keyboards or character sets. 
Even Wirth introduced digraphs for not commonly available keys, like 
"(*" for "{", or "(." for "[".


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