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Named-let squabble: Kiss and make up!
I observe a bit of friction here:
A: I find the behavior of the community incomprehensible in its
insistence on staying with a dreadful mistake.
B: Some people do not view it as a mistake, but rather as a natural
extension to the LET syntax. You are trying to portray your
subjective arguments of elegance and taste as matters of rationality
and clarity, and they are not, they are purely matters of taste.
This kind of minor squabble cannot be very important.
Perhaps the correct stance is that the existing named let syntax
continue to be supported for those who like it and a new special form
be allocated for those who would like an alternative that they find
more appropriate for their teaching style.
I generally don't like allocating reserved words, but sometimes I
think it is necessary to compromise on such an issue. Why not have
Kent and George choose their favorite, and we can all agree not to
argue too strongly about it.
Please pick a pretty name that is not likely to conflict with anyone's
current usage. Thank you.