* William Paul Vrotney wrote:
> I can go either way on the default case mode for reading of symbols, so I amI would want a case insensitive reader, and I would mandate it for any
> not ultimately trying to argue for one over the other, I just want to
> understand the how programmers use case in Lisp. But here is a mind
> experiment for you to help me answer my original query into these phenomena.
> Suppose that we had originally defined Lisp to be case sensitive reading of
> symbols, which eliminates the historical issues, and allow me to assume for
> the sake of this mind experiment that we are not going to consider the fact
> we can distinguish PRINT in prose (something I like by the way) is an
> important enough reason to define a language spec. Then today, would Lisp
> programmers have reasons to ever want the case insensitive version and for
> what reasons?
projects I ran.
Why? Because I find that I spend a huge amount of time when dealing
Of course, it may be that in the kinds of languages where that style
(It's interesting that zmacs has a mode where it automagically types
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