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key argument versus keyword argument
- To: kempf%hplabsz@hplabs.HP.COM
- Subject: key argument versus keyword argument
- From: Danny Bobrow <Bobrow.pa@Xerox.COM>
- Date: 28 Sep 87 10:26 PDT
- Cc: email@example.com
- In-reply-to: kempf%hplabsz@hplabs.HP.COM's message of Mon, 28 Sep 87 09:42:29 MST
- Sender: Bobrow.pa@Xerox.COM
>Do you think it would be worth trying a version of the writeup
>that uses CLtL's terminology, with a simple admonition that a
>"keyword name" is not necessarily a keyword symbol?
Yes, this would be a good idea. I think a case can be made for
a semantic distinction between keyword symbols and keyword
arguments. The term keyword argument is used in Smalltalk as well,
where the concept of keyword symbols does not occur.
I agree with the principal -- but what about calling these "key
arguments" or "&key arguments" and a "key name" is a name that
identifies a key argument.