----- Original Message -----
From: "Kent Dahl" <kentda / stud.ntnu.no>
Newsgroups: comp.lang.ruby
To: "ruby-talk ML" <ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 10, 2002 2:35 PM
Subject: Re: Too Many Underscores?


> "Volkmann, Mark" wrote:
> > What about preceding them with a pound sign?  You could say that the #
> > represents being "behind bars", "in prison" and "locked away from the
rest
> > of the world".
>
> You know, maybe I'm just European, but when you wrote pound sign, I
> immediately thought of British (GBP) pounds: ?.
> I always looked at that sign as a funky L, which could denote "locked
> away" or "local".
>
> Party line: Break the hegemony the US has! Support other monetary
> symbols for special purposes in computer languages!

We already use the yen symbol for backslash...  ;)

Hal