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From: Andy Glew (glew_at_[hidden])
Date: 1999-06-21 12:42:12

>These names are more "fun"<g>, but I'm unconvinced that they're better. The
>other ones parse like real english.

When I have defined similar libraries in other programming languages,
I have been able to say

    '0ary function'
    '1ary function'
    '2ary function'

etc. - but this was in languages that allow arbitrary characters to be in
names, and are not limited to alphanumeric strings like Algol derived languages
such as C++. (The above are actual names.)

I would be tempted to say

but I think that leading underscores are discouraged by the C++ standard.

I kept trying miscellaneous alphanumeric prefixes, such as


but this seems clumsy.

However, as for the clumsiness of the postfix form not being "English-like"


etc., may I remind you that, if this library is successfull, many non-English speakers
will use it? Spelling numbers is silly when digits are universally understood.

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