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[Scheme-reports] sdfl exponent markers (was: Re: Boolean hemlines)
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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