{In loco parenthesis}

I suddenly realized that the lonely “{“ and “}” symbols get no use on my keyboard.  In fact, I don’t even remember the poor dears’ names!  Parentheses have always been the celebrity bookends, and I’m pretty sure the “[“’ is called a “bracket”. 

But what of the {}s?  What’s their story?  Prepare thyselves, we shall ferret out the  {truth}no matter how long it takes or how far afield we must trav—

Here it is.  Second link barfed up by Dogpile.  A bracing {adventure}!

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I've accepted that all of you are socially superior to me. But no pretending that any of you are rational.
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2 Responses to {In loco parenthesis}

  1. Edohiguma says:

    Wëll, ßincë wë’rë göing tö dö it likë thiß, I güëßß I cän ädd ä fëw odd thingß, too. Šö, höw dö yöü likë it?

  2. Billy says:

    Curly braces {} are used in C and Java programming languages, in replacement of the more classic DO … END commands in generally obsolete languages, such as PL/1.

    I use them daily…Here is some pseudo-code…

    while(awake) {
    think
    play
    eat
    drink
    if (wife is around) {
    massage
    sex
    }
    else {
    // no comment, which is clever because // denotes a comment
    }
    }

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