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What is the rational behind #\rubout? The official name in both ASCII and Unicode is "delete." Comparing 20 major Scheme implementations we find the following breakdown: #\del: 7 use as canonical, 2 allow as alias #\delete: 2 use as canonical, 2 allow as alias #\rubout: 5 use as canonical, 3 allow as alias Note, not all Schemes have a representation of the delete char. "Canonical" means if you type in an alias at the REPL it replies with the canonical representation instead. So it seems there's a slight existing majority in favor of #\del, but given the official name either that or #\delete would seem more appropriate. Also, as to the terms whitespace lower-case upper-case both proper English and Unicode terminology suggest these be white-space lowercase uppercase -- Alex