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Re: Proposal: make $ serve as GROUP, leave to always be SPLIT

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Beni Cherniavsky-Paskin <cben@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > This is kinda late to say this, and I'm not at all sure it's an
> > improvement.  But the thought won't leave me, so better now than never...
> > => What if we make a lone $ on a line serve as GROUP, making $ always "pro-list"?

I haven't seen any other comments on this, and I don't think it's an improvement.
It complicates some things, eliminates a potential avenue for future extension
(should that be useful), and interferes with some nice symmetries.
I'll note that even the proposer isn't sure we should do this.

So for the moment I (at least) don't plan to do this.  If anyone has additional arguments for this,
please post asap...

BTW, I really appreciate Beni's willingness to post the idea now, while we can still
reasonably discuss it.  Thanks!

--- David A. Wheeler