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Re: DRAFT of the Revised Revised Report

Actually I prefer car/cdr over head/tail and first/rest because the
former have no outside associations (I've never seen a 7094) and the
latter do.  I then define more appropriate names that reflect the
meaning in the program.  More meaningful (or less ugly) names don't
encourage this.  (I'm not sure about -<>-, etc., but they share the
unnecessary topological connotations of head/tail and first/rest.)

Then again, I don't want my cons operations to suggest that I'm
working on lists, just cons'.  (Someone has already mentioned the
difference between cons? and list?)  Also, car/cdr are nice harmless
bit of history.