March 3, 2006 at 1:15 am #2383
So maybe this is a petty point in the long run, but even if we're going to have abbreviations, I'd appreciate it being something other than [symbol]. Maybe it's just me, but I find myself taking longer to type the  brackets than some other things, and, well, I miss 'em a lot and make typos because of 'em, too. 😉 Maybe instead of having an * as in locations, using a letter and the $ or @ sign or something. For example, then, i$ would be inconspicuous, d$ would be disguise, and so on.