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Re: design questions

Aristotle Pagaltzis
June 2, 2008 13:29
Re: design questions
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* <> [2008-06-02 20:20]:
> Did we agree what to call it?

Insofar as `autodie` had rough consensus, yes, though I don’t
see why the name shouldn’t be revisited if someone actually were
to propose a clearly better alternative.

> I'd like to propose "Fatalize" which can start a trend of
> adding -ize to mean "Just like the legacy version, but
> lexically scoped!"

The problem I have with that name is that it reads awkwardly in
context: `use Fatalize` feels weird in a way that neither
`use Fatal` nor `use autodie` do. The originally proposed name
was `lethal`, and `use lethal 'open'` reads perfectly; however,
that name is less suggestive of purpose than `autodie`. While
`autodie` isn’t the greatest choice for any one reason, it comes
out ahead after averaging over several criteria.

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