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Syntax highlighting

2017.08.09

Replaced standard MkDocs Pygments syntax highlighting with Prism:

  • syntax highlighting for q
  • a Copy to Clipboard button on all code blocks

Creative Commons license

2017.08.05

The site content is now licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Creative Commons License

2017.08.03

Type a Return at the end of your query and it gets sent to Google Search. (Sadly, as Google no longer offers ad-free results even from paid-for custom searches, the results may include ads.)

For single-character queries such as ?, $ and @ use the Reference card.

Other search tips

Terminology

2017.06.15

And the words that are used for to get this ship confused
Will not be understood as they are spoken
Bob Dylan “When the ship comes in”

Bob Dylan

We have revised the terms in which we talk about q, to align them with common usage. You will find operators and unary and binary functions applied prefix, infix and postfix. Q’s adverbs still need their distinctive name, but you will no longer find references to verbs, monads or dyads.

We also now distinguish consistently between glyphs and what they denote. In some cases we’ve had to coin new names for what was previously conflated. So, for example, / denotes three adverbs: over, fold and converge-repeat.

Overloads such as these are distinguished in use by syntax and arguments. Every operator, function and adverb now has its syntax and arguments consistently and clearly described.