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Re: english names for symbolic SREs

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On Thu, Nov 28, 2013 at 7:05 AM, John Cowan <cowan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Alex Shinn scripsit:

> The real question is not whether you think other people will use them.
> The question is, do you personally intend to use the long names?

Well, that question puts me in a cleft stick.  For a long time to come,
I'll be writing SRFI code, which means I'll need to make it as portable
as possible -- and that means sticking to the existing scsh/irregex
core, if I use regular expressions at all.

If portability were not an issue, say a few months down
the line when IrRegex and SCSH are patched to support
the long names, would you use them?

Or would anyone else here use them?

I repeat, if the only reason people want this is because
they think someone _else_ might want it, it's just cluttering
the spec.