[e-lang] Count of complex guards

Mark Miller markm at cs.jhu.edu
Tue Jan 4 16:15:42 EST 2005

Dean Tribble wrote:
> Mark Miller wrote:
>>> nullOK[foo] doesn't work
>> What do you mean, "doesn't work"? It doesn't work computationally? Or 
>> it doesn't read well? [...]
> I'm glad you didn't see it either.  The "K" is capitalized, so it 
> doesn't name a guard.

Got me! Suggestions?

>>     optional[foo]
> I thought of proposing "optional", but that usually means that the arg 
> doesn't need to be present at all, which is not what we mean here.

Good point. So "optional" is out.

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