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Re: abstracting Lisp strings - macro name convention?

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: abstracting Lisp strings - macro name convention?
Date: 03 Jul 2002 22:16:18 +0900

address@hidden (Kim F. Storm) writes:
> >   STRING_REF(obj,index)
> >   STRING_SET(obj,index,newbyteval)
> Wouldn't it be more consistent to name these
>   STRING_AREF(obj,index)
>   STRING_ASET(obj,index,newbyteval)

Why?  `aref' is a noun-verb pair meaning `array reference'; since
strings are generally thought of as _being_ arrays, not _containing_
arrays,`string array reference' sounds redundant.

A traditional name in lisp, btw, is `sref', but it's not used that much,
so I think it makes sense to use a longer name here.

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