The Name of the Name

Rick Waldron waldron.rick at
Wed Aug 1 16:28:13 PDT 2012

On Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 6:56 PM, David Herman wrote:

> On Aug 1, 2012, at 3:44 PM, Brendan 
>  Snip...
> I could live with nouning gensym, even though some people are allergic to nouning/verbing. Then again, new Gensym does smack of the Kingdom of Nouns -- verbing a nouning of a verb, oh my! Or we could simply have a gensym() function -- uncapitalized -- and refer to the result as "a gensym." That's just a single nouning.

Re: "Gensym", spelled as capitalized proper noun, competes for discoverability with a company of the same name.

> In a vacuum, I like the idea of "key" but that's obviously far too generic, and the term is already used by Object.keys(). I tried thesaurusing it but nothing jumped out at me.
> Dave
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