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- Subject: Re: A review of changes between 5.1 and 5.2-work3
- From: Drake Wilson <drake@...>
- Date: Fri, 21 May 2010 10:39:50 -0500
Quoth Peter Cawley <email@example.com>, on 2010-05-21 16:31:17 +0100:
> I'd argue that "arg" is a usual contraction of "argument", whereas
> "typ" is not a usual contraction of "type".
Actually, I frequently use "typ" as a contraction of "type", most
commonly in languages where "type" is a reserved word, but also in C
and sometimes other places. I agree that it's probably rare.
I'd prefer to keep the old name if only because there's no semantic
change and I don't think the name was bad enough to warrant rippling
source changes through extensions, but it doesn't matter _that_ much
in the presence of a compatibility alias.
---> Drake Wilson