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>>>>> "Dan" == Dan Bornstein <danfuzz@xxxxxxxx> writes: Dan> John David Stone: >> I vote for bang. I think that it's important to reserve >> special-character prefixes and suffixes for the use of application >> programmers, so I'm against ``using up'' the whorl character just to >> provide a visual reminder of a procedure's linear-update effect. Dan> A data point: I took all the sources from the U Indiana Scheme Repository Dan> (<URL:ftp://ftp.cs.indiana.edu/pub/scheme-repository/>) and grepped for Dan> identifiers with "@" in them and found exactly one ("@vv" in Matrices.scm). Dan> I know there's a lot more Scheme code in the world than the Repository Dan> holds, but it's a good sample set. Well, MzScheme uses a @ suffix for units throughout, so there's a lot of them in *my* code. I vote against it. -- Cheers =8-} Mike Friede, Völkerverständigung und überhaupt blabla