abbreviate "stream"? Stephen McCracken (18 Mar 2003 04:15 UTC)
Re: abbreviate "stream"? felix (18 Mar 2003 20:57 UTC)
Re: abbreviate "stream"? Phil Bewig (19 Mar 2003 07:52 UTC)

abbreviate "stream"? Stephen McCracken 18 Mar 2003 04:15 UTC

The function names in this srfi, while descriptive,
tend to be pretty long.  I would like to discuss
possible abbreviations for "stream".

Personally, I like "$" as an abbreviation.  It
suggests "stream" because it looks like an 'S'.
Furthermore, it suggests laziness, as '$' is lazy
application in haskell, and Okasaki uses '$' as
notation for suspensions in his _Purely Functional
Data Structures_.  Unfortunately, '$' cannot begin an
identifier in R5RS.  Here are some legal variations:

Instead of "stream-map",

   L$-map   (suggests "lazy list")
   C$-map   (suggests "lazy cons")

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