[racket-dev] API naming conventions (Push #25466)

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Tue Oct 16 18:34:56 EDT 2012

Eli, can you explain again -- perhaps in different words -- why define/match is a bad name? I understand that we have match-define and define/match now. While I agree that having two of these forms with remotely related functionality is possibly confusing, I don't see why match-define is really a better kind of name than define/match. 

If you are saying, that define/match is bad because it is too distinct from match-define I understand the name argument. 

[I might be guilty of having inspired the keyword match-define. Even if so, I find it dead-ugly now. define/match tells me define with match, and I can guess the rest.] 

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