Journal of my investigation into the development of a new programming language
One of the nice features of C# is properties; from the outside they behave like instance variables but internally they act more like functions. Each property has a getter and/or setter (named, reasonably enough, "get" and "set").
C#'s setters use the keyword "value" for the value being passed in. If I put properties into my language, I think I may instead use the name of the thing, as in this example, from the range class:
. . get: return low + length - 1
. . set: length = high - low + 1
Of course this is inconsistent - the meaning of high
everywhere else in the program will be to invoke the getter or setter - but it seems very clear. Intention-revealing.