[BULK] Re: [plt-scheme] still stuck with typed scheme problem: "Expected Attribute, but got Attribute"

From: Stephen Bloch (sbloch at adelphi.edu)
Date: Fri Apr 30 11:17:47 EDT 2010

On Apr 30, 2010, at 9:45 AM, Noel Welsh wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 11:10 PM, Thomas Chust <chust at web.de> wrote:
>> ... I consulted both an English only dictionary
>> and an English to German dicitionary and found additional definitions
>> amounting to "criminal activity / fraud / rip-off". After that I
>> thought the name wasn't only unfit but probably the worst choice ever
>> to label a programming language :-/
> It's a joke. The early software from which Scheme is descended had
> names like planner and conniver (they did AI planning). Scheme was to
> be called schemer but the OS limited filenames to six characters.
> Racket is in the this tradition. See
> community.schemewiki.org/?scheme-faq-general

Yes, I see that it's "in this tradition", but that doesn't make it a good idea.

How about Cunning instead?  As in "I have a cunning plan...."

Or Clever?

Or something that has at least some positive connotations?

Stephen Bloch
sbloch at adelphi.edu

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