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On Nov 17, 2005, at 8:31 PM, Ilmari Vacklin wrote:

Hi all,

I think that grep should be renamed to something English and more, well,
semantic. 'Filter' comes to mind as a suggestion. I realise there's a
lot of cultural background (from Unix and Perl 5) that favours 'grep',
but I think it's more important to name the language elements
consistently (the right kind of consistency, I hope).

'sift' is the same number of characters as 'grep'. It's something of a bikeshed to me whether this rename is implemented or not, though.


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