The Name of the Name

Mark S. Miller erights at google.com
Wed Aug 1 16:29:28 PDT 2012


How ironic for two gensyms to conflict ;).

On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 4:28 PM, Rick Waldron <waldron.rick at gmail.com> wrote:
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> On Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 6:56 PM, David Herman wrote:
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> 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.
>
> Rick
>
>
>
> 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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    --MarkM


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