Linear-update suffix: ! 1 or @ shivers@xxxxxx 14 Aug 1999 00:38 UTC
@ looks as good as 1 to me. We now have a three-way selection: bang, at, or
one. Please vote.
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>From: Dan Bornstein <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 1999 17:24:23 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Re: One more vote on "linear update" and "!"
I hesitate to suggest this to the list since I'm still not convinced I've
read and processed *all* the salient discussions, but it seems to me that
"@" might be a viable alternative suffix character to "!" to mean
linear-update. I think it looks sufficiently un-letter-like, it doesn't
have much (any?) history of use within Scheme already, and the "at"
semantics has a nice assonance with the concept of locality of reference,
which is what linear update is all about anyway.
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