Ultra-short names John Cowan 16 Aug 2015 14:56 UTC
What do you think about using `!` instead of `set!` and `$` instead of
`ref`? They are very short, preserve the !-convention, fit in nicely
with Gauche's `~`, and aren't much used in existing Schemes. I ran them
through my 47 Schemes, and found only these:
Schemik excludes `$` from symbols, but doesn't seem to use it otherwise.
Llava uses `!` as a synonym for `not`.
Elk binds `!` to the value of the last expression evaluated at the REPL.
Inlab has a procedure `!` which invokes an editor on the last expression
typed at the REPL and evaluates it.
Owl Lisp uses `!` for the factorial function.
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan email@example.com
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