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On Tue, 17 Dec 2002, Sven Hartrumpf wrote: >How about shorter names (and making names analogous for read and write)? > >write-sharing (or write-shared or ...) instead of write-showing-shared >read-sharing (or read-shared or ...) instead of read-with-shared-structure I like (write-showing-shared), but then my code is remarkable for its whacking verbosity. You're right that the name is longer than most people will like. Of the alternatives you give, I like (write-shared) better than (write-sharing) -- it says better what is actually being done. But neither names the operation as precisely as (write-showing-shared). Maybe a (write/ss) shortcut, the same way (call/cc) popped up in the wake of another function with an unpopularly long name? What do others think? Bear