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Re: [Scheme-reports] sdfl exponent markers (was: Re: Boolean hemlines)
Racket distinguishes between F and D, but collapses the other two markers.
On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 7:09 AM, Peter Bex <Peter.Bex@x> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 11:28:17AM +0200, Peter Bex wrote:
>> On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 10:22:59AM +0100, Alaric Snell-Pym wrote:
>> > The reason for them, as I saw it, was that #t and #f are easy to confuse
>> > in many fonts, which is an accident waiting to happen!
>> That's just silly. The user can get a proper font, this is not
>> something the language needs to work around. Next you'll say we need to
>> force uppercase identifiers because the number 1 and the letter l can be
>> confused too easily otherwise!
> That reminds me, has it already been proposed to remove the 'l'
> and also 's', 'd' and 'f' exponent markers? Are there any Schemes
> in current use that actually distinguish between these markers?
> For example, 1l1 vs 1e1; which is more readable? ;)
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