It's a mistake to ignore the customer
Posted Dec 6, 2012 21:50 UTC (Thu) by dakas
In reply to: It's a mistake to ignore the customer
Parent article: GNU Guile 2.0.7 released
Yes, the only advantage of infix is that nearly all educated people spend 10 to 18 years in school using infix for all arithmetic work. People who do more math-related things (e.g., programming) tend to have even more experience using infix notations than the average person. Practically all math texts (where you might get useful algorithms) use infix, too. If people spent 10 to 18 years in school exclusively using prefix or postfix instead of infix, and nearly all books used prefix or postfix, they would prefer prefix or postfix instead. But this is not reality.
The reality is that the most popular calculators for engineers have been HP for decades, postfix. According to your rationale, that should have been impossible. Have HP ignored their customers?
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