On Saturday 02 October 2004 08:01 pm, Markus wrote:
>      I don't like it.  "Operator" has a pretty specific set of
> connotations, both in math and computer science; they are:
>
>       * generally given symbols in preference to names
>       * parsed according to rules of precedence (e.g. MDAS) and
>         associativity
>       * narrow in definition or "algorithmically regular" as it is
>         sometimes put
>       * almost never have side-effects
>
>     This use would break most of them.
>     Things like "+" or "grad" (typically represented by a downward
> pointing equilateral triangle) are operators.  Most methods aren't.

Fair enough. How about another: 

  moniker

T.