Subject: Re: Arc already more popular than Python...
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2008 22:39:16 -0600
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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Ken Tilton  <> wrote:
| A lot of people were bothered by my using c? as the macro to
| define a formula for a Cell.

Right. It obviously should have been c! instead, to remind one
that a "formula" could result in sneaky side-effects to other cells.
Or maybe c@ for "see at the formula for what it does". Or even c#
[yes, that's a legal identifier] for the visual reference to cells,
though that would *really* confuse the MS weenines. Or c% since you're
"calculating things, like percentages". Or... Or...

| Tilton's Law is this: if you use it a lot, you can abbreviate it.

And Zipf's Law (q.v.) implies that if you use it a lot,
you *should* abbreviate it.


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