Allen's lambda syntax proposal
brendan at mozilla.com
Thu Dec 4 18:10:06 PST 2008
I thought this might be the answer. It's clearly too much to ask of
all lambda-coders and would-be lambda-coders in the world.
My two cents, perhaps I'm wrong and the Schemers and others will
switch their kbd configs. Or the code generators will rise and
exterminate lambda-coding humans. But I doubt it.
On Dec 4, 2008, at 5:44 PM, Felix wrote:
> Brendan Eich wrote:
>> If we have to go to one character, though, I'd rather we use an
>> ASCII punctuation character, for the reasons given (hard to type,
>> slight incompatibility). But you λ fans need to help me here: how
>> does one type λ on a Mac laptop? How about on a standard Windows
>> machine? Pick a Linux and lay the clues on there, too.
> you can add a greek keyboard to your input methods,
> and set up a kb shortcut to switch easily.
> like, for mac osx:
> system preferences, international, input menu.
> enable greek keyboard.
> enable "show input menu in menu bar".
> click on "keyboard shortcuts".
> in "input menu", enable "select the next input source",
> assign it a shortcut that doesn't conflict with anything you use,
> like maybe option-space.
> then, to type lambda,
> type option-space until you're at the greek flag,
> then type lowercase-L (on u.s. qwerty),
> windows is pretty similar to osx, it's in "regional and language
> I think modern linux is also similar, but I'm not near one at the
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