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Re: upper and lower case
- Subject: Re: upper and lower case
- From: Bruce E. Edwards <BEE at MIT-AI>
- Date: Sun ,1 Feb 81 17:51:00 EDT
As a humble programmer who has used both lisp and UNIX, I would prefer
if lisp did differentiate case. One reason, is that I like the
convention that some people use in C that global variables are
Initially Capitalized, and that constants are COMPLETELY CAPITALIZED.
The fact that you have two cases, does not seem to cause people to
have problems remembering the capitalizations, because nobody I have
seen names variables CompLETEly-RANdomly-CASe-VarIABLE. As for mail
names, any reasonable mailer should also recognize Bruce Edwards, and
mail it to me, along with BEE, Bee BeE and everything else. I would be
interested in how people who have used PL1 feel about this.