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Re: english names for symbolic SREs

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Alex Shinn scripsit:

> It was John who insisted that the names be added, and John
> who came up with most of the new names, so I'm assuming
> he genuinely wants them.

I do, though I didn't come up with the idea and in fact was initially
against having more than one way to do it, but you convinced me otherwise.
I think the long names are more self-documenting, more Schemey, and
will make SREs more accessible to people who find string REs an
abomination of the outer darkness.

I marvel at the creature: so secret and         John Cowan
so sly as he is, to come sporting in the pool   cowan@xxxxxxxx
before our very window.  Does he think that     http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
Men sleep without watch all night?