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Re: if vs. when vs. and: style question

From: Rusi
Subject: Re: if vs. when vs. and: style question
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:51:37 -0700 (PDT)
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On Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 8:10:18 AM UTC+5:30, Emanuel Berg wrote:
> "Pascal J. Bourguignon"  writes:
> > But then, why stop with +?
> >
> > You could use instead:
> >
> >    (funcall (additive-operator (ring integer))
> > (neutral-element (multiplicative-operator (ring
> > integer))) 5) ; 6
> >
> > or something even more general?

I find Pascal's example brilliant and hilarious.
In this case though, I slightly err on your (Emanuel) side.

When I see the 1+, I have a stop (like um... er...)
Is that a number, an expression, a constant, a comment?

Oh Oh.. Functions can start with digits (Yeah this is lisp...)

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