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Re: A value for "nothing"

From: HiPhish
Subject: Re: A value for "nothing"
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2018 00:45:11 +0200

1) Huh, I didn't think this would work because the record type is already nil, 
but apparently it does. Good to know

2) `null` is bad because the predicate would be `null?`, which collides even 
worse with Scheme. Any other suggestions? `nothing`? `nul` with one ell? I 
think it would be too easy for people to miss that one letter and be confused 
why things don't work as they should. The MessagePack spec calls the type 

John Cowan wrote:
> 1) Some Schemes don't support rename on export.  Just give the procedure
> the name you want it to have.
> 2) Please don't use nil as a name.  Many Schemers pronounce (), the
> external representation of the empty list, as "nil".  Use null or something
> else.

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