Allow more primitives to the left of the assignment primitiv

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Allow more primitives to the left of the assignment primitiv

Postby Eric.Lescasse » January 22nd, 2014, 12:50 pm

Hi,

I love the new catenation syntax you introduced in +Win v13.1.
Not only is it so much faster, but it also reduces typing a lot. Moreover, I even got surprised how often it gets used in my APL programs: just everywhere!

So, as I already mentioned in Emails, here are a few wishes for a future version of APL+Win:

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      a-←...
      a×←...
      a÷←...
      a⌈←...
      a⌊←...


Of course you could extend this to other scalar dyadic primitives, but the 6 above ones would already be great.

Additionally, it would be quite useful to support Each at the left of the assignment primitive. This could also reduce typing significantly in our APL programs and simplify coding.

Example:

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      aaa←'eric' 'marie' 'anne'
      aaa,¨←⊂' lescasse'
SYNTAX ERROR
      aaa,¨←⊂' lescasse'
          ^


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Re: Allow more primitives to the left of the assignment prim

Postby brent hildebrand » January 24th, 2014, 11:25 am

a+←1
I'd like to second Eric. :D

:idea: And add to that, Union, dyadic nub, (a∪b) and Intersection, (a∩b)
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Re: Allow more primitives to the left of the assignment prim

Postby Tech Support » March 8th, 2014, 9:55 pm

This enhancement is also very high on our "to-do" list. So be watching for it in a future update.
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