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Re: json api WIP patch

From: Gavin Flower <GavinFlower(at)archidevsys(dot)co(dot)nz>
To: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
Cc: "David E(dot) Wheeler" <david(at)justatheory(dot)com>, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: json api WIP patch
Date: 2013-02-01 00:41:11
Message-ID: 510B0F27.6040508@archidevsys.co.nz (view raw or flat)
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On 01/02/13 13:26, Andrew Dunstan wrote:
>
> On 01/31/2013 07:16 PM, David E. Wheeler wrote:
>> On Jan 31, 2013, at 2:20 PM, Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net> wrote:
>>
>>> I'm happy to take opinions about this, and I expected some 
>>> bikeshedding, but your reaction is contrary to everything others 
>>> have told me. Mostly they love the operators.
>>>
>>> I guess that '~>' and '~>>' would work as well as '->' and '->>'.
>> Or +> and +>>, since ~ is set very high and small by some fonts 
>> (where the fontmakers though of it as a kind of superscript character).
>>
>> I suppose that := is out of the question?
>>
>
>
> Even if it were I would not on any account use it. As an old Ada 
> programmer my mind just revolts at the idea of using this for anything 
> but assignment.
>
> cheers
>
> andrew
>
>
Ancient Algol 60 programmer here, otherwise ditto!

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