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Re: bracketaccess or $bracket-apply$ ?

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David A. Wheeler scripsit:

> Should we map x[foo bar] to (bracketaccess foo bar), as it currently
> does, or ($bracket-apply$ foo bar) ?
> I'd like to hear people's opinions!

Well, you know my opinion.  Another advantage of a symbol with two $s in
it is that it's less likely to already be in use; indeed, I have rarely
seen any Scheme identifiers with $ at all, even though the requirement
to support it as an extended alphabetic character goes back to R2RS.
Of course, any Lisp variant that supports \-escaping or || can handle
$bracket-apply$ fine.

"Well, I'm back."  --Sam        John Cowan <cowan@xxxxxxxx>