English is right-associative, French is not

Eric | July 16, 2008

One of the many things that I learnt during my time in Canada is how to write decent English. In part this is due to Patrick Lam, who thoroughly corrected every little mistake of mine when writing on joint papers, and who even bought me The Elements of Style before he left McGill. On the other hand, it is due to Laurie Hendren, the best of all graduate-student supervisors. One thing she taught me – and this stuck – was when and where to set hyphens and she did it in a way that a person like me (a compiler dude) would never forget: "English is right-associative!"

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