Andreas Rossberg rossberg at
Wed Nov 14 09:57:58 PST 2012

On 14 November 2012 18:41, Mark S. Miller <erights at> wrote:
> Either way, Scala's
> unfortunate choice clearly violates this history in a confusing manner, so
> I'd classify it as #4. Let's not repeat Scala's mistake.

Just to reiterate, it's not just Scala, but more importantly also C++,
Java (to some extent), and several less mainstream languages. That is,
this use of terminology has quite a bit of history of its own, dating
back almost as far as E (and having developed more or less


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