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Re: symbols: large operators.
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: symbols: large operators.
- From: bbeeton <BNB@MATH.AMS.ORG>
- Date: 09 Aug 1993 12:25:15 -0400 (EDT)
- Cc: email@example.com
regarding the "pound sign" and "sterling", when i first read
\item large operator symbols based on ampersand, asterisk, and pound
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
2 lb. of potatoes
i think this is the only symbol we've been talking about that has
names that are so confusing.