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prof: "Let 8 stand for \(\delta\) since we weren't using it anyway."

book: "Let 1 denote a set with ..."

math i -- Numbers mean numbers of things!

math ii -- Letters mean numbers of things!

math iii -- Letters mean things of kinds!

math iv -- Numbers mean things of kinds...

math v -- Cthulhu

@kimreece I've done this in Lisp before. It's fun, but not recommend.

@hirojin (not yelling; it really was adamantly spelled that way, sigh.)

@kimreece i do wonder when the "downgrade" came? a, apparently, with Fortran 90

@kimreece maybe i should've stuck to COBOL in school, rather than switching to networking…

but "learning" PL/I deterred me from programming for the almost a decade.

Kim Reece@kimreece@mathstodon.xyzah, page 9 and the phrase "its tentacles extend" has occurred; I was right