[plt-dev] replacement for *-identifier-mapping

From: Carl Eastlund (carl.eastlund at gmail.com)
Date: Wed Mar 25 20:53:59 EDT 2009

On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 8:47 PM, Ryan Culpepper <ryanc at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
> Stevie Strickland wrote:
>> On Mar 26, 2009, at 12:28 AM, Ryan Culpepper wrote:
>>> I'm looking for opinions about noun phrases to replace
>>> 'identifier-mapping'. I'd prefer something shorter.
>> ...
>>> Here are some that I've thought of:
>>> id-table
>>> id-hash
>> Any particular reason you didn't consider id-map as well?
> Then there would be procedures '*-id-map-map'. I don't like that. I think
> it's a bad idea to use 'map' as a noun when it's already used pervasively as
> a verb.

If you're going to nounify it, it should be mapping.  But I'm a fan of
id-table; it means you're not tying yourself to an implementation that
uses hash functions if you ever decide to change it.

Carl Eastlund

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