bertrandmuscle / yahoo.com wrote:
> 
> I don't agree with this statement. This would be true, perhaps, if the 
> !bang method was some kind of loaded module and not part of the core 
> language.  The essence of the language itself should be consistent beyond
> anything else.

The "!" is a purely rhetorical convention, like Hungarian notation 
(ick).  I think the core library uses "!" in a consistent manner, but 
nothing about the essence of the language requires a matching "!" 
version for every method.

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