We have symbol names (tilde, ampersand, caret) and then, you know, symbol names (greater than, less than).
Here’s the crux: I need some suggestions for a better way of naming "<" and
">". By the book, they’re greater than and less than. But I wonder what
others call them when talking through html tags, naming them, that is, more as punctuation marks than as terms for comparing quantities.
There are too many words involved with greater than and less than, and I have
the same concern with caret tipped left, caret tipped right
(although I do find them snappier). Plus, the left/right references bog me down
because I’m one of those who, well, let’s just say I have to think about
right and left. Might be because I had left-handed tendencies until they
schooled them out of me back in ’79. Another entry for another time.
Right now I’m concerned with finding a better way of naming greater than and
less than when talking about html tags (it’s what I do, too many days:
sit around and talk about code).
Maybe prime and cap? Because they’re short and slide neatly between noun and verb. Ex: A paragraph tag is
prime p cap. But I’m sure there are other names. Suggestions?