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Re: [Icehouse] Re: two Treehouse questions

  • Fromkerry_and_ryan@xxxxxxx
  • DateThu, 04 May 2006 15:39:02 +0000
The cool thing about the slashes though is that they imply an over/under relationship between characters in a horizontal row.

Is ^1+2+3 a tree or a nest?  One would need to memorize whether the digits show the pyramids  top-down or bottom-up.  ^1/2/3 is obviously, "1 over 2 over 3," or a tree.  I could see that same relationship with a comma, which has the same diagonal orientation as a slash, but the slash makes it blatantly obvious (as opposed to merely obvious).

I vote for the slash.


 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: Mark Lentczner <markl@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> On May 3, 2006, at 8:14 AM, Eric Wald wrote:
> >            Initial Tree:  ^1/2/3
> >            A Nest:        ^3/2/1
> 	pluses:  ^1+2+3  ^3+2+1
> ...
> So, I vote for the plus sign as separator between pieces in a stack.
> Now, should I submit this standard to the IETF, ISO, ANSI, ECMA, or  
> all four?  I'm reserving the upcoming Treehouse+XML format for W3C  
> approval....

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