[tor-dev] Linting the ' iff ' ism...

Jeff Burdges burdges at gnunet.org
Thu Jul 16 20:14:33 UTC 2015

On Thu, 2015-07-16 at 14:37 -0400, grarpamp wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 16, 2015 at 1:22 PM, Tom van der Woerdt <info at tvdw.eu> wrote:
> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/If_and_only_if
> Aha, documentation, use presumed consistent, carry on, thanks.

Actually the "use it freely" reference there describes iff as a
borderline case of w.l.o.g., s.t., etc. and suggests that iff be
explicitly defined when used in non-mathematical writing.

I avoid it even in mathematical articles myself on the grounds that it's
poor erasure coding and easy to miss-read.  There is a tangible
advantage in writing faster on a blackboard that disappears in print.


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