[racket-dev] Quick poll

From: Shriram Krishnamurthi (sk at cs.brown.edu)
Date: Thu Aug 25 15:31:38 EDT 2011

I'm confused.  Why aren't $1, etc. also identifiers?

> (define $1 1)
> (define 50-cent (/ $1 2))
> 50-cent  ;; which, as you know, is pronounced "fiffy"

Or are you asking, "Since I'm going to steal part of the identifier
namespace anyway, would you prefer..."?  (If so I'd say just take both
and thereby make it useful to people used to either convention.)

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