What is "Open Language"?

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Tue Oct 27 02:21:52 EDT 2015

On 27/10/15 04:07, Mark Wieder wrote:
> Mark-
> Well. *This* certainly seems to have hit a nerve.
> I would be fine with having everything be "hilite". Or with everything 
> being "highlight". Or with everything being "blxxqvy". The point of 
> the original bug report was that there's no consistency in the 
> language. Sometimes you can use the "highlight" form and sometimes you 
> have to use the "hilite" form. The problem is trying to remember which 
> is which.
> So that's what my pull request fixes.
> I agree with what you're saying about the proliferation of synonyms. 
> I'm not wild about most of the other synonyms in the language 
> either... "cd", "fld", etc (although I'd hate to give up "loc" and 
> "rect") But right now we're trying to have it both ways. To my eye the 
> "hilite" form looks cutesy and unprofessional, but I do understand 
> developers are lazy and don't like typing, so I'd be fine with that. 
> It's in the documentation already.
> But really... let's move in the direction of some consistency.



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