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The bar construction is usually applied to differential graded algebras with differential $d$ of degree +1 or -1. Using multiple (de)suspensions, it also works for $d$ of any degree $\neq 0$. Is this fact mentioned in the literature, or is it folklore? -- Jim Stasheff

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I meant to ask for a reference Don't know why I'm listed as unknown?? jim stasheff – Jim Stasheff Mar 2 '13 at 15:23
    
Jim, I edited your question to make it clearer what the question is. If I got it wrong, there's an edit button. (Did you sign in on an unregistered account? You can request an account merger over at meta.) – Todd Trimble Mar 2 '13 at 15:39

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