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1) People read a CR as being an end-of-symbol.  For example, when you see a
   you surely think of this as being two separate symbols, not one.

2) Novice LISP hackers expect a CR to terminate an atom.  I know, having made
   this mistake myself -- I want to find the value of FOO, so I type FOO<CR>
   and soon begin to wonder about ITS's response time.  Another place is in
   typing in a long list of atoms: I type a CR at the end of a line and start
   the next line; LISP ignores the CR, fouling things unnecessarily.

3) CR already has a meaning similar to terminate-symbol: It terminates a ; comment.

Are there any reasons not to change CR?