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Heron-Centric: Ruminations of a Language Designer
On Naming an Operation for Cat
by Christopher Diggins
September 2, 2006
Summary
I am looking to name a new operation in the Cat programming language.

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I am looking to name an operation which takes a function/program and returns a list of operations representing its constituent operations. For example using the name "sunder" it would be as follows:

>>> define f { 1 2 + }
>>> @f sunder writeln 
( _1 , _2 , + ) 
The "@" operation pushes the function onto the stack without executing it.

Below is a list of current contenders. Any votes or suggestions would be much appreciated:

decompile
decompose
split
sunder
uncouple
unlink
listify
to_list
to_ops
get_ops
constituents
subprograms
function2list
fun2list
fun_to_list

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Christopher Diggins is a software developer and freelance writer. Christopher loves programming, but is eternally frustrated by the shortcomings of modern programming languages. As would any reasonable person in his shoes, he decided to quit his day job to write his own ( www.heron-language.com ). Christopher is the co-author of the C++ Cookbook from O'Reilly. Christopher can be reached through his home page at www.cdiggins.com.

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