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

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Tue Oct 16 18:42:40 EDT 2012

This answers it. John just rephrased my guess (last two lines) at your possible answer. 

(I really dislike match-define. But it's historic so we're stuck.) 

On Oct 16, 2012, at 6:41 PM, Eli Barzilay wrote:

> Just now, John Clements wrote:
>> If this were about changing the name of match-define to
>> define/match, I'd have no objection, but the problem is that we now
>> have two forms with names that are identical, modulo a stylistic
>> choice.
> It's not -- they have two different meanings.
>> It's as though we had a let/values and a values-let; what kind of
>> difference in meaning would a user expect to see between these two?
> Exactly.  (I'll reply more to Matthias's question.)
> -- 
>          ((lambda (x) (x x)) (lambda (x) (x x)))          Eli Barzilay:
>                    http://barzilay.org/                   Maze is Life!

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