In the programming language github.com/darius/cant I aimed for a core vocabulary of only ordinary short English words, no abbrevs. It's down to 4 exceptions now: stdin stdout foldl foldr. And I'm feeling stuck: what would you call them?
It may be very silly to insist on, but I like words.

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Well, I bit the bullet and called them just 'in' and 'out'. The saving grace is that you shouldn't have to write your code in the full-powered setting where they're defined. That is, we're polluting a global namespace, but not *the* global namespace (there isn't one).

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