[racket-dev] current-*-port

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Fri May 4 10:04:14 EDT 2012

On May 3, 2012, at 11:03 PM, Neil Van Dyke wrote:

> Matthias Felleisen wrote at 05/03/2012 10:57 PM:
>> I don't think Eli is proposing an elimination of the old names but supplementing the code base with new ones.
>> I am in favor -- Matthias
> Would be good to have a shorter naming convention for all parameters.  The "current-" prefix is not short, but it's what I've been using when coding new parameters, because that's the convention.
> Of course, a naming convention is much less important when we have static checking of argument types, but we usually don't.

General, off specific topic: 

  Even in the presence of [on-line] type checking, naming conventions make programs readable, as do other conventions. 

-- Matthias

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