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Date: 2004-08-08 (17:42)
From: Nicolas Cannasse <warplayer@f...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] "a 'a list" or "an 'a list"
> > would you then write : a 'a nupplet ?
>     Nah, those I met say "a n-tuple". It's a case of linguistic amnesia,
> like "s'avérer vrai" in French ("s'avérer faux" is even worse, of course).
>     I suppose the answer to the original question lies in the
> pronunciation of ' : "tick" was suggested, I have also heard "dash" but
> I think strictly speaking one should say "apostrophe". However, given
> how fond of shortcuts the English speakers are, especially when they are
> American, I suspect this might be a bit long for them.

In regard to lambda calculus, maybe using the mathematical pronunciation
would be better and still international.
So 'a would be prononunced "alpha" and 'b "beta". An then it solves the
problem :  an 'a list , a 'b list
Just my two eurocents.

Nicolas Cannasse

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