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Re: What's your favourite *under_publicized* editing feature ofEmacs?


From: TheFlyingDutchman
Subject: Re: What's your favourite *under_publicized* editing feature ofEmacs?
Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2011 14:51:38 -0800 (PST)
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On Mar 1, 5:52 am, Cthun <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 01/03/2011 4:27 AM, David Kastrup wrote:
>
> > Cthun<address@hidden>  writes:
>
> >> What does your classic unsubstantiated and erroneous claim have to do
> >> with Lisp, Kastrup? It is well known that it is all-caps languages
> >> like COBOL and BASIC that cause brain damage, Kastrup.
>
> > Today's Common Lisp is just as case insensitive as those.
>
> Except that it's not called "COMMON LISP", Kastrup.
>
Because it is not an acronymn, Cthun.  COBOL and BASIC are not
capitalized to do how their language handles case but because they are
acronyms:

COBOL - COmmon Business-Oriented Language
BASIC - Beginner's All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code

Acronyms are all-caps, whereas words are only capitalized, Cthun.


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