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It is impossible to write a legible ampersand (&) by hand

To be fair, if my handwriting is the measure of legibility, well, it's not

@sir The origin of & is 'et' and...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ampersan

This is a valid way of writing it. Which I never remember either (: But it is closer to 'writable' than the looping construct. At least ... for me.

@kkremitzki I do that but it's unclear when writing e.g. do_work(&ptr);

@sir Start from what people tend to think of as the "end". Then you're drawing a diagonal line up and left, then looping at the top and coming back down with the larger curve. Having the first line there makes it way easier to judge position and scale.

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