[e-lang] Proposal: deprecate "rcvr" in favor of "ref"
Mark S. Miller
markm at cs.jhu.edu
Sat Dec 2 19:43:33 CST 2006
Kevin Reid wrote:
> *Everything* is a ref, or a ref is something which behaves like its
> target, and in either case something called ':ref' can't be any
> different than ':any', and the same for ':ref[X]' and ':X'.
:ref is indeed the same as :any. However, :X means "a near reference to an X",
whereas :ref[X] (or whatever we decide to call it) means "a reference to an X".
Text by me above is hereby placed in the public domain
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