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Re: Unicode procedure names

From: Arne Babenhauserheide
Subject: Re: Unicode procedure names
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2019 01:52:39 +0200
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Ricardo Wurmus <address@hidden> writes:

> Tirifto <address@hidden> writes:
>> I was recently looking into Perl 6 and noticed a very neat feature
>> about it: Unicode operators! That is, it makes use of some Unicode
>> symbols to offer alternatives to awkward or verbose ASCII notation.
>> For instance, ‘>=’ and ‘<=’ may just as well be written as ‘≥’ and
>> ‘≤’, respectively. [1] And ‘∈’ checks whether an item is an element
>> of a list. [2] [3]
> Neat.
>> Now, I don't know if this is something you think would be nice to have
>> baked into Guile, but I really liked the idea, and thought to share it
>> in the case you would, too (and have't thought of it yet). :)
> I think this could be implemented as a library of aliase and thus
> wouldn’t need to have any privileged access to Guile itself.

All you need to do is

(define ≥ >=)

And you can use (≥ 2 1) — if you use SRFI-105 (#!curly-infix), then you
can also use it as {2 ≥ 1}.

Best wishes,
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