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The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):

distfix ("distributed fixity"?) A description of an operator represented by multiple symbols before, between, and/or after the arguments. The classical example is the C conditional operator, "?:" which is written E1 ? E2 : E3 If E1 is true it returns E2 otherwise it returns E3. Several functional programming languages, e.g. Hope, Haskell, have similar operators ("if E1 then E2 else E3"). Objective C messages are effectively distfix operator applications: getRow:row andColumn:col ofCell:cell is a message with three arguments, row, col, and cell. (1997-01-21)