A Modest Definition List Proposal

Yuri Takhteyev qaramazov at gmail.com
Wed Feb 18 19:37:06 EST 2009

> Right. I actually think that using ~ as a range operator (essentially) is

> fairly rare outside of electronic circles, at least in US English.

In other words, by at least 5% of the world population. :)

But even just looking at the US English, ~ is often used for
approximation, for the home directory, for equivalence, etc. So,
things like "The cost is ~ $3", "cd to ~ before doing this", "The N
needs a ~ over it", "If we assume x ~ y, then" will all suddenly
become definition lists?

> Term 1 o Definition a blah blah blah blah blah

> Term 2 o Definition b foo bar baz

> Term 3 o Definition c even more blah blah blah

É. O unico problema é o "o" do Portugues, que é um artigo nessa linguagem.

(Our friend "o" is a _word_ in some languages.)

- yuri


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