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RE: [SWISH-E:373] Using Parentheses

From: David Norris <kg9ae(at)not-real.geocities.com>
Date: Thu Jul 16 1998 - 22:23:12 GMT
Shouldn't that be:
orrery not (saturn or pluto)

'and not' should be an oxymoron.  (I didn't pay as much attention as I
should have in my college Boolean classes, though ;)  Perhaps this is
confusing SWISH-E.  I have no real clue, though.  Just a semi-educated
guess.

,David Norris

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-----Original Message-----
From: swish-e@sunsite.berkeley.edu
[mailto:swish-e@sunsite.berkeley.edu]On Behalf Of Laurie Dickinson
Sent: Thursday, 16 July, 1998 14:47
To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: [SWISH-E:373] Using Parentheses


Dear All,

The swish-e documentation says that you can use parens to force order of
evaluation, but when I try it, say by typing orrery and not (saturn or
pluto) into a query field, it returns nothing.  Any ideas on how this
really works?  Also, the docs say to use lowercase for the booleans but
that seems not to be a problem; it treats uppercase booleans just fine.

Thanks.

Laurie

Laurie Dickinson
The Geometry Center
400 Lind Hall
207 Church Street S.E.
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN  55455
email: laurie@geom.umn.edu
phone: (612) 626-0888
fax: (612) 626-7131

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