[Haskell-cafe] What's in a name?

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Sat Aug 16 13:28:11 EDT 2008

On 2008 Aug 16, at 13:22, Andrew Coppin wrote:
> Yeah, as I said, it's not immediately obvious exactly what the best  
> solution is. Maybe we just need to get everybody to come up with  
> more inventive names than just "hashtable" or "binary". (E.g., We  
> have several parsers already, but they all have distinctive names  
> that are unlikely to clash. Maybe we just need to do that for  
> everything? IDK.)

The names should really be more descriptive.  What makes hashtable A  
different/distinct from hashtable B?  What's so special about new- 

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electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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