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Looks like Euler's your guy, responsible for much of modern mathematical notation [0].

But then again, without him we probably would miss a lot of what makes programming elegant, like functions as f(x).

In an alternate timeline, we might all be using Arabic mathematical notation [1].

[0] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathematical_notation#Modern_n...

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_Arabic_mathematical_not...




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