# stupid question regarding #

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### Richard James Panturis Giuly

Mar 15, 2000, 3:00:00 AM3/15/00
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In the context of lisp, what is the pronunciation of the #
symbol? That is, what do you call it?

### Jochen Schmidt

Mar 15, 2000, 3:00:00 AM3/15/00
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Richard James Panturis Giuly wrote:
>
> In the context of lisp, what is the pronunciation of the #
> symbol? That is, what do you call it?

Sharp?

--
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Jochen Schmidt

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### Will Deakin

Mar 15, 2000, 3:00:00 AM3/15/00
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Richard James Panturis Giuly wrote:
> In the context of lisp, what is the pronunciation of the #
> symbol? That is, what do you call it?

This is the `hash' symbol and makes #! at the start of a shell script
`hash bang'.

Cheers,

:) will

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### Dr Nick Levine

Mar 15, 2000, 3:00:00 AM3/15/00
to Jochen Schmidt
Jochen Schmidt wrote:
>
> Richard James Panturis Giuly wrote:
> >
> > In the context of lisp, what is the pronunciation of the #
> > symbol? That is, what do you call it?
>
> Sharp?
>

Hash

- n

### Marco Antoniotti

Mar 15, 2000, 3:00:00 AM3/15/00
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Cancelletto? Diesis? :)

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### Erik Naggum

Mar 15, 2000, 3:00:00 AM3/15/00
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* Richard James Panturis Giuly <rgi...@surfsouth.com>

| In the context of lisp, what is the pronunciation of the # symbol? That
| is, what do you call it?

in the ANSI standard, it is called "number sign", which is the official
nomenclature of the standards bodies, or "sharpsign".

#:Erik

### Kálmán Réti

Mar 15, 2000, 3:00:00 AM3/15/00
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Richard James Panturis Giuly wrote:

> In the context of lisp, what is the pronunciation of the #
> symbol? That is, what do you call it?

I've always called it (and heard it called around me) "sharpsign".

Mar 15, 2000, 3:00:00 AM3/15/00
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Richard> In the context of lisp, what is the pronunciation of the #
Richard> symbol? That is, what do you call it?

OK, I think the only term not listed so far is 'pound sign', which apparently
is/was also used. Pretty confusingly, I'd say. The only connection I can see
is that shift-3 usually correponds to '#', whereas on British keyboards
shift-3 is Ł (i.e. the stylized L currency symbol) ... ah well,

Philip
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### Fernando D. Mato Mira

Mar 15, 2000, 3:00:00 AM3/15/00
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Richard James Panturis Giuly wrote:

> In the context of lisp, what is the pronunciation of the #

> symbol? That is, what do you call it?

I never called it!

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### Michael Hudson

Mar 15, 2000, 3:00:00 AM3/15/00
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> Richard> In the context of lisp, what is the pronunciation of the #
> Richard> symbol? That is, what do you call it?
>
> OK, I think the only term not listed so far is 'pound sign', which
> apparently is/was also used. Pretty confusingly, I'd say. The only
> connection I can see is that shift-3 usually correponds to '#',

> whereas on British keyboards shift-3 is £ (i.e. the stylized L

> currency symbol) ... ah well,

I seem to recall it being called an `octothorp' the last time this
discussion went around (I don't think it was here).

Cheers,
M.

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### Christopher J. Vogt

Mar 15, 2000, 3:00:00 AM3/15/00
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>
> Richard> In the context of lisp, what is the pronunciation of the #
> Richard> symbol? That is, what do you call it?
>
> OK, I think the only term not listed so far is 'pound sign', which apparently
> is/was also used. Pretty confusingly, I'd say. The only connection I can see
> is that shift-3 usually correponds to '#', whereas on British keyboards
> shift-3 is Ł (i.e. the stylized L currency symbol) ... ah well,

I have always called it "pound sign" and I have seen # used as an abbreviation
for weight e.g. 5# bag of flour

### wis...@neodesic.com

Mar 15, 2000, 3:00:00 AM3/15/00
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In article <8anlmu\$9sj\$1...@nnrp1.deja.com>,

Will Deakin <aniso...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Richard James Panturis Giuly wrote:
> > In the context of lisp, what is the pronunciation of the #
> > symbol? That is, what do you call it?
>
> This is the `hash' symbol and makes #! at the start of a shell
> script `hash bang'.
#|
Don't forget "hash pipe"
|#
John Wiseman

### Duane Rettig

Mar 15, 2000, 3:00:00 AM3/15/00
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Richard James Panturis Giuly <rgi...@surfsouth.com> writes:

> In the context of lisp, what is the pronunciation of the #
> symbol? That is, what do you call it?

Many have responded with several names, all of which I have
heard and recognize it by. My two favorites are "Sharpsign"
(because it is what Common Lisp calls it in the spec,
sec 2.4.8) and "Scratch" (because it is by far the easiest for
me to say).

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### Fernando D. Mato Mira

Mar 15, 2000, 3:00:00 AM3/15/00
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"Fernando D. Mato Mira" wrote:

>
> I never called it!

I say things like "plus ignore", in the same manner I always liked
saying say "wuwuwu sgi com" (eventually, "worldwideweb")
["double u double u double u" ? "dot"? Pleazze! Even the "com" goes away
sometimes]

### Barry Margolin

Mar 15, 2000, 3:00:00 AM3/15/00
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In article <m33dpsn...@atrus.jesus.cam.ac.uk>,

Michael Hudson <mw...@cam.ac.uk> wrote:
>
>> Richard> In the context of lisp, what is the pronunciation of the #
>> Richard> symbol? That is, what do you call it?
>>
>> OK, I think the only term not listed so far is 'pound sign', which
>> apparently is/was also used. Pretty confusingly, I'd say. The only
>> connection I can see is that shift-3 usually correponds to '#',
>> whereas on British keyboards shift-3 is Ł (i.e. the stylized L
>> currency symbol) ... ah well,
>
>I seem to recall it being called an `octothorp' the last time this
>discussion went around (I don't think it was here).

Please note that the OP said "in the context of lisp". We all know that
this symbol has many names, depending on the context. In Lisp it's
specifically used as the prefix of a bunch of reader macros, and that's the

In my 20 years of using Lisp I've never heard it called anything but
"sharpsign", sometimes "sharp" for short when used in combination
(e.g. "#." would be pronounced "sharp-dot"). Zetalisp had a function
SETSYNTAX-SHARP-MACRO to assign them -- Common Lisp generalized this into
SET-DISPATCH-MACRO-CHARACTER.

CLTL seems to avoid referring to the character by any name -- it simply
uses the character itself throughout the text. The word "sharp" appears in
the index only as part of "sharp apostrophe", referring to a page where
closures are described and the #' abbreviation for FUNCTION is mentioned,
although the phrase itelf doesn't appear in the text on that page; it says
"# followed by an apostrophe" -- it's pretty interesting that it uses the
symbol "#" but the word "apostrophe". I suspect Guy was sensitive to the
fact that this symbol has many names and people may not recognize
"sharpsign" (this term comes from music notation, and it would hardly be

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### Joe Marshall

Mar 15, 2000, 3:00:00 AM3/15/00
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According to the INTERCAL manual, Tonsil A, it is called `mesh'.

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### Jochen Schmidt

Mar 15, 2000, 3:00:00 AM3/15/00
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Marco Antoniotti wrote:
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> Dr Nick Levine <nle...@beta.csd.anglia.ac.uk> writes:
>
> > Jochen Schmidt wrote:
> > >
> > > Richard James Panturis Giuly wrote:
> > > >
> > > > In the context of lisp, what is the pronunciation of the #
> > > > symbol? That is, what do you call it?
> > >
> > > Sharp?
> > >
> >
> > Hash
>
> Cancelletto? Diesis? :)
>

Raute ! ;)

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### William Deakin

Mar 16, 2000, 3:00:00 AM3/16/00
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Fernando D. Mato Mira wrote:

> ...in the same manner I always like saying say "wuwuwu sgi com"
> (eventually, "worldwideweb")...

But does anybody know what you're talking about?

;) will

### Fernando D. Mato Mira

Mar 16, 2000, 3:00:00 AM3/16/00
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William Deakin wrote:

If it was just regarding Web sites.. ;)

### Fernando D. Mato Mira

Mar 16, 2000, 3:00:00 AM3/16/00
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Jochen Schmidt wrote:

> Marco Antoniotti wrote:
> >
> > Dr Nick Levine <nle...@beta.csd.anglia.ac.uk> writes:
> >
> > > Jochen Schmidt wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Richard James Panturis Giuly wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > In the context of lisp, what is the pronunciation of the #
> > > > > symbol? That is, what do you call it?
> > > >
> > > > Sharp?
> > > >
> > >
> > > Hash
> >
> > Cancelletto? Diesis? :)
> >
>
> Raute ! ;)

Die`se! ;)

### Fernando D. Mato Mira

Mar 16, 2000, 3:00:00 AM3/16/00
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"Fernando D. Mato Mira" wrote:

> Jochen Schmidt wrote:
>
> > Marco Antoniotti wrote:
> > >
> > > Dr Nick Levine <nle...@beta.csd.anglia.ac.uk> writes:
> > >
> > > > Jochen Schmidt wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > Richard James Panturis Giuly wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > In the context of lisp, what is the pronunciation of the #
> > > > > > symbol? That is, what do you call it?
> > > > >
> > > > > Sharp?
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > Hash
> > >
> > > Cancelletto? Diesis? :)
> > >
> >
> > Raute ! ;)
>
> Die`se! ;)

Cardinal ;)

### Joe Marshall

Mar 16, 2000, 3:00:00 AM3/16/00
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William Deakin <wi...@pindar.com> writes:

> Fernando D. Mato Mira wrote:
>

> > ...in the same manner I always like saying say "wuwuwu sgi com"
> > (eventually, "worldwideweb")...
>
> But does anybody know what you're talking about?

Moe or Larry cointanly would. Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk.

### Larry Hunter

Mar 16, 2000, 3:00:00 AM3/16/00
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Fernando Mato Mira:

I always liked saying say "wuwuwu sgi com" (eventually, "worldwideweb")

["double u double u double u" ? "dot"? Pleazze!

Doonesbury's derisive nickname for the putative Republican presidential
nominee suggests another replacement for "double u double u double u,"
namely: "dubya-dubya-dubya," or even "dub-dub-dubya." The latter seemed to
be understood perfectly (and without conscious notice) by the last couple of
people I tried it on.

Larry

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### Jochen Schmidt

Mar 16, 2000, 3:00:00 AM3/16/00
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"Fernando D. Mato Mira" wrote:
>
> "Fernando D. Mato Mira" wrote:
>
> > Jochen Schmidt wrote:
> >
> > > Marco Antoniotti wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Dr Nick Levine <nle...@beta.csd.anglia.ac.uk> writes:
> > > >
> > > > > Jochen Schmidt wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Richard James Panturis Giuly wrote:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > In the context of lisp, what is the pronunciation of the #
> > > > > > > symbol? That is, what do you call it?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Sharp?
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Hash
> > > >
> > > > Cancelletto? Diesis? :)
> > > >
> > >
> > > Raute ! ;)
> >
> > Die`se! ;)
>
> Cardinal ;)

Kreuz ;)

>
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### Fernando D. Mato Mira

Mar 16, 2000, 3:00:00 AM3/16/00
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Joe Marshall wrote:

> William Deakin <wi...@pindar.com> writes:
>
> > Fernando D. Mato Mira wrote:
> >

> > > ...in the same manner I always like saying say "wuwuwu sgi com"
> > > (eventually, "worldwideweb")...
> >
> > But does anybody know what you're talking about?
>
> Moe or Larry cointanly would. Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk.

~ : "wiggle", or even "go to wiki-wiki matomira" ;)

Mar 16, 2000, 3:00:00 AM3/16/00
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Jochen Schmidt <kid_s...@gmx.de> wrote in message
news:38D14B32...@gmx.de...

> "Fernando D. Mato Mira" wrote:
> >
> > "Fernando D. Mato Mira" wrote:
> >
> > > Jochen Schmidt wrote:
> > >
> > > > Marco Antoniotti wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > Dr Nick Levine <nle...@beta.csd.anglia.ac.uk> writes:
> > > > >
> > > > > > Jochen Schmidt wrote:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Richard James Panturis Giuly wrote:
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > In the context of lisp, what is the pronunciation of the #
> > > > > > > > symbol? That is, what do you call it?
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Sharp?
> > > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Hash
> > > > >
> > > > > Cancelletto? Diesis? :)
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > Raute ! ;)
> > >
> > > Die`se! ;)
> >
> > Cardinal ;)
>
> Kreuz ;)
>
Octothorpe.

Mar 16, 2000, 3:00:00 AM3/16/00
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Joe Marshall <jmar...@alum.mit.edu> wrote in message
news:uem9aykx...@alum.mit.edu...

> William Deakin <wi...@pindar.com> writes:
>
> > Fernando D. Mato Mira wrote:
> >
> > > ...in the same manner I always like saying say "wuwuwu sgi com"
> > > (eventually, "worldwideweb")...
> >
> > But does anybody know what you're talking about?
>
> Moe or Larry cointanly would. Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk.
>

Ah, a wise guy, eh... *POINK*

Mar 17, 2000, 3:00:00 AM3/17/00
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> Jochen Schmidt <kid_s...@gmx.de> wrote in message
> news:38D14B32...@gmx.de...
> > "Fernando D. Mato Mira" wrote:
> > >
> > > "Fernando D. Mato Mira" wrote:
> > >
> > > > Jochen Schmidt wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Marco Antoniotti wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Dr Nick Levine <nle...@beta.csd.anglia.ac.uk> writes:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > Jochen Schmidt wrote:
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Richard James Panturis Giuly wrote:
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > In the context of lisp, what is the pronunciation of the #
> > > > > > > > > symbol? That is, what do you call it?
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Sharp?
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Hash
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Cancelletto? Diesis? :)
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Raute ! ;)
> > > >
> > > > Die`se! ;)
> > >
> > > Cardinal ;)
> >
> > Kreuz ;)
> >
> Octothorpe.
>
Hekje B-)

### Reini Urban

Mar 17, 2000, 3:00:00 AM3/17/00
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>
>Jochen Schmidt <kid_s...@gmx.de> wrote:
>
> > "Fernando D. Mato Mira" wrote:
> > >
> > > "Fernando D. Mato Mira" wrote:
> > >
> > > > Jochen Schmidt wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Marco Antoniotti wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Dr Nick Levine <nle...@beta.csd.anglia.ac.uk> writes:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > Jochen Schmidt wrote:
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Richard James Panturis Giuly wrote:
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > In the context of lisp, what is the pronunciation of the #
> > > > > > > > > symbol? That is, what do you call it?
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Sharp?
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Hash
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Cancelletto? Diesis? :)
> > > > >
> > > > > Raute ! ;)
> > > >
> > > > Die`se! ;)
> > >
> > > Cardinal ;)
> >
> > Kreuz ;)
> >
> Octothorpe.
>
Gitter !

### Will Deakin

Mar 17, 2000, 3:00:00 AM3/17/00
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Do you ever get that feeling that you really, really wished you hadn't

Yo! Homie!

;) will

### Fernando D. Mato Mira

Mar 17, 2000, 3:00:00 AM3/17/00
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Larry Hunter wrote:

> namely: "dubya-dubya-dubya," or even "dub-dub-dubya." The latter seemed to

"Scoobie Doo wanadoo ef er" ?

### Joe Marshall

Mar 17, 2000, 3:00:00 AM3/17/00
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> Joe Marshall <jmar...@alum.mit.edu> wrote in message
> news:uem9aykx...@alum.mit.edu...
> > William Deakin <wi...@pindar.com> writes:
> >

> > > Fernando D. Mato Mira wrote:
> > >

> > > > ...in the same manner I always like saying say "wuwuwu sgi com"
> > > > (eventually, "worldwideweb")...
> > >
> > > But does anybody know what you're talking about?
> >
> > Moe or Larry cointanly would. Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk.
> >
>
> Ah, a wise guy, eh... *POINK*

OW!....
Oh no! I can't see! I can't see!

### Fernando D. Mato Mira

Mar 17, 2000, 3:00:00 AM3/17/00
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Will Deakin wrote:

> Do you ever get that feeling that you really, really wished you hadn't

What does "cd kwik kwik" mean? ;->

### William Deakin

Mar 17, 2000, 3:00:00 AM3/17/00
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Fernando wrote:

> What does "cd kwik kwik" mean? ;->

Under Solaris 2.6 it means: cd: too many arguments

;) will

### eric dahlman

Mar 17, 2000, 3:00:00 AM3/17/00
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rur...@x-ray.at (Reini Urban) writes:

> >
> >Jochen Schmidt <kid_s...@gmx.de> wrote:
> >

> > > "Fernando D. Mato Mira" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > "Fernando D. Mato Mira" wrote:
> > > >

> > > > > Jochen Schmidt wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > Marco Antoniotti wrote:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Dr Nick Levine <nle...@beta.csd.anglia.ac.uk> writes:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Jochen Schmidt wrote:
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Richard James Panturis Giuly wrote:
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > In the context of lisp, what is the pronunciation of the #
> > > > > > > > > > symbol? That is, what do you call it?
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Sharp?
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Hash
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Cancelletto? Diesis? :)
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Raute ! ;)
> > > > >
> > > > > Die`se! ;)
> > > >
> > > > Cardinal ;)
> > >
> > > Kreuz ;)
> > >
> > Octothorpe.
> >
> Gitter !

Risuaita

Hässäkkä -- In my mother-in-law's Savolax dialect.

### Andrew Cooke

Mar 17, 2000, 3:00:00 AM3/17/00
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In article <tz466ul...@sibelius.cs.colostate.edu>,

eric dahlman <dah...@cs.colostate.edu> wrote:
> rur...@x-ray.at (Reini Urban) writes:
>
> > Frank A. Adrian wrote:
> > >
> > >Jochen Schmidt <kid_s...@gmx.de> wrote:
> > >
> > > > "Fernando D. Mato Mira" wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > "Fernando D. Mato Mira" wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > Jochen Schmidt wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > Marco Antoniotti wrote:
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Dr Nick Levine <nle...@beta.csd.anglia.ac.uk> writes:
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Jochen Schmidt wrote:
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > Richard James Panturis Giuly wrote:
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > In the context of lisp, what is the pronunciation
of th=

> e #
> > > > > > > > > > > symbol? That is, what do you call it?
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > Sharp?
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Hash
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Cancelletto? Diesis? :)
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Raute ! ;)
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Die`se! ;)
> > > > >
> > > > > Cardinal ;)
> > > >
> > > > Kreuz ;)
> > > >
> > > Octothorpe.
> > >
> > Gitter !
>
> Risuaita
>
> H=E4ss=E4kk=E4 -- In my mother-in-law's Savolax dialect.
>

Gato :)

(in Chile, honest!)

### Marius Vollmer

Mar 17, 2000, 3:00:00 AM3/17/00
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Andrew Cooke <and...@andrewcooke.free-online.co.uk> writes:

Lattenzaun!

### Fredrik Sandstrom

Mar 21, 2000, 3:00:00 AM3/21/00
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In article <8anlmu\$9sj\$1...@nnrp1.deja.com>, Will Deakin wrote:
>Richard James Panturis Giuly wrote:
>> In the context of lisp, what is the pronunciation of the #

>> symbol? That is, what do you call it?
>
>This is the `hash' symbol and makes #! at the start of a shell script
>`hash bang'.

Yes, and #!/bin/bash is thus pronounced "hash bang slash bin slash bash".

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### Arvid Grøtting

Mar 21, 2000, 3:00:00 AM3/21/00
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> Andrew Cooke <and...@andrewcooke.free-online.co.uk> writes:
>
> > In article <tz466ul...@sibelius.cs.colostate.edu>,
> > eric dahlman <dah...@cs.colostate.edu> wrote:
> > > rur...@x-ray.at (Reini Urban) writes:
> > >
> > > > Frank A. Adrian wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > >Jochen Schmidt <kid_s...@gmx.de> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > "Fernando D. Mato Mira" wrote:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > "Fernando D. Mato Mira" wrote:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Jochen Schmidt wrote:
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Marco Antoniotti wrote:
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > Dr Nick Levine <nle...@beta.csd.anglia.ac.uk> writes:
> > > > > > > > > >

> > > > > > > > > > > Jochen Schmidt wrote:
> > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > Richard James Panturis Giuly wrote:
> > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > In the context of lisp, what is the pronunciation

> > of th=

> > > e #
> > > > > > > > > > > > > symbol? That is, what do you call it?
> > > > > > > > > > > >

> > > > > > > > > > > > Sharp?
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > Hash
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > Cancelletto? Diesis? :)
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Raute ! ;)
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Die`se! ;)
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Cardinal ;)
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Kreuz ;)
> > > > > >
> > > > > Octothorpe.
> > > > >
> > > > Gitter !
> > >
> > > Risuaita
> > >
> > > H=E4ss=E4kk=E4 -- In my mother-in-law's Savolax dialect.
> > >
> >
> > Gato :)
> >
> > (in Chile, honest!)
>
> Lattenzaun!

"kryss", or sometimes "skigard". HTH, HAND. ;)

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Arvid

### Courageous

Mar 23, 2000, 3:00:00 AM3/23/00
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> > In the context of lisp, what is the pronunciation of the #

> > symbol? That is, what do you call it?
>
> I never called it!

Here, kitty, kitty, kitty...

### Arvid Grøtting

Mar 23, 2000, 3:00:00 AM3/23/00
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"Fernando D. Mato Mira" <mato...@iname.com> writes:

> Richard James Panturis Giuly wrote:
>

> > In the context of lisp, what is the pronunciation of the #
> > symbol? That is, what do you call it?
>
> I never called it!

You can't easily call it, either:

(funcall '# nil)

Error: Illegal sharp character #\space

(funcall # nil)

Error: Illegal sharp character #\space

Of course, if you use "|#|" or intern, you can call it:

(defun |#| () "" nil)
(funcall (intern "#"))
NIL

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Arvid
in a silly mood today