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Terminology: variable names and identifiers (Camel)

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Peter Scott
October 27, 2000 13:19
Terminology: variable names and identifiers (Camel)
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[Warning: extreme nit-pickiness ahead.]

I'm going to refer to locations in Camel III here, because the last time I 
checked, there was a variance between it and the pods, and also because 
what I am observing is partly in footnotes, and the last time I checked, 
they weren't in the pods at all.

The second footnote on p.291 states:

	To clear up another bit of potential confusion, in a variable name like
	C<$main::sail>, we use the term "identifier" to talk about C<main> and
	C<sail>, but
	not main::sail.  We call that a variable name instead, because identifiers
	cannot contain colons.
Peter Scott
Pacific Systems Design Technologies

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