Kent M Pitman <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
| Puns are pricey to have in the language becuase they lead to ambiguity
| but they are also a source of great expressional power, so we live
| with them. People who don't like them should probably seek out Scheme,
| which tends to eschew puns, for better or worse.
E.g., Scheme[*] doesn't even *allow* singleton keys in "case" -- the first
element of each clause *must* be a list (except for the "else" clause).
[*] By "Scheme" I mean RRS (though I've run across a few specific
implementations which *do* allow it)...
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