Why is the "<" symbol named the "less-than sign"?
samjnaa at gmail.com
Wed Sep 16 08:25:42 CDT 2020
There's a less than symbol in that 😉 as well.
On Wed, 16 Sep, 2020, 18:07 Andrea Giammarchi, <andrea.giammarchi at gmail.com>
> easy to visualize too, same for me too ... it's actually semantic, if you
> don't think it's a "v" but an equal = that rotates axes to indicate 0 < 1,
> 1 = 1, 2 > 1 😉
> also, what's the meaning of winking? (kidding)
> best regards
> On Wed, Sep 16, 2020 at 2:19 PM Shriramana Sharma via Unicode <
> unicode at unicode.org> wrote:
>> When I was a child and first taught < and > at school, I figured that
>> they were derived from the equals sign =, except that the bigger
>> number has the bigger separation between the lines and the smaller
>> number has the smaller separation becoming none. So I do see meaning
>> in it.
>> And it was obviously named the less than sign long before it was used
>> for XML tags.
>> Shriramana Sharma ஶ்ரீரமணஶர்மா श्रीरमणशर्मा 𑀰𑁆𑀭𑀻𑀭𑀫𑀡𑀰𑀭𑁆𑀫𑀸
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