Re: symbols: large operators.

• To: ziegler@goofy.zdv.uni-mainz.de
• Subject: Re: symbols: large operators.
• From: bbeeton <BNB@MATH.AMS.ORG>
• Date: 09 Aug 1993 12:25:15 -0400 (EDT)
• Cc: alanje@cogs.susx.ac.uk

justin,
regarding the "pound sign" and "sterling", when i first read
\item large operator symbols based on ampersand, asterisk, and pound
sign.
i assumed that by "pound sign" was meant the # sign, not \sterling.
then alan's comment, based on the \sterling assumption, called to
my attention that my initial understanding might have been in error.

i think you were the originator of the statement -- what did you
really mean?  was alan's reading correct, and you've seen \sterling
used as a large operator, or are we going around in circles here
because of terminology?

in the u.s., # is often used as a shorthand for "lb.", as in
2# of potatoes