The Name of the Name

Rick Waldron waldron.rick at gmail.com
Wed Aug 1 13:34:30 PDT 2012




On Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 4:26 PM, Mark S. Miller wrote:

> I like it. +1.
> 
Symbol was on my short list but worried it was too similar to Name.

It seems less likely to conflict with extant code, but not by much.

+1 (but we can get weirder if we wanted to) 
 
Rick 
> 
> On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 1:22 PM, Kevin Reid <kpreid at google.com> wrote:
> > Lisp precedent: Objects which are used to name things (that is, they
> > are used as keys by identity), and may be not globally-named
> > themselves, are called symbols.
> > 
> > On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 12:47 PM, Mark S. Miller <erights at google.com> wrote:
> > > 
> > > Now that we have both private Names and unique Names, the general
> > > category covering both is simply Names. Properties can therefore be
> > > indexed by strings or Names. Strings are the ones consisting of a
> > > sequence of characters that can typically be pronounced. Names are
> > > anonymous identities.
> > > 
> > > In the real world, names and identities are distinct concepts, and
> > > names are the one corresponding to a unique sequence of characters
> > > that can be pronounced.
> > > 
> > > Is "Name" exactly the wrong name for a opaque unique identity
> > > typically used to index a property? Is there a better term?
> > > 
> > > --
> > > Cheers,
> > > --MarkM
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> -- 
> Cheers,
> --MarkM
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