U+2212 Minus Sign in Computer Languages?

Alex Plantema alex.plantema at xs4all.nl
Thu Nov 3 04:27:23 CDT 2022

Op do 03-11-2022 om 02:46 schreef Tim Partridge via Unicode:
> I suspect most programming languages follow the unification of hyphen and minus on typewriter keyboards which led to early character standards doing the same.
> Also number formatting and parsing routines use the dual use character for negative numbers and tend not to recognise U+2122.
Such a unification isn't possible in postfix notation, unless negations are replaced by subtractions from zero.

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