On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 10:57:17AM +0200, Alexander Burger wrote:
> I was thinking of re-introducing a syntax like :MyParam, or perhaps
> MyParam, but this saves only a single character over "MyParam", and
> doesn't look so very much better.
> 
> The main reason of not doing this was that it adds yet another syntax
> rule, increasing the confusion about transient symbols. If both :MyParam
> and "My Param" are transient symbols, people will forget about the fact
> that they are the same internally, and then a statement where indeed a

I forgot to mention an even bigger problem if two alternative syntaxes
are used for transient symbols: Which one should be used for output
(print, pp, edit etc.)?

Cheers,
- Alex
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