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1 point by akkartik 2723 days ago | link | parent

I believe set was renamed to assign to free up the name for a better use.

The way I think about it: code as spec implies the implementation should be concise and easy to read, and externally exposed names should be approximately hamming encoded. Internal names can be longer without compromising conciseness (which is measured in tokens) or readability.

It's not black and white, just relative priorities.