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REPL stands for Read Print Evaluate Loop. How do you pronounce it? As an acronym "r. e. p. l"? Or is there another way people say it?

The term REPL is part of a presentation I'm giving this month and I realize I've never had to use the term out loud.
 
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I said AR-pell in my head when I looked at it, but maybe R-P-E-L is better.
 
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Never seen it before, but I'd probably say "reh-ple" if I were to try...
 
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Bear Bibeault wrote:Never seen it before, but I'd probably say "reh-ple" if I were to try...


That Ive heard people say before!
 
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Are you sure you're not talking about a REPL? Read - Evaluate - Print - Loop. You find those a lot in functional language implementations and I've heard that Java 9 will have one too.

I've never seen the term RPEL before. Besides, it doesn't really make sense. What are you printing if you haven't evaluated yet?

If so, then I've commonly heard it pronounced "reh-ple" / "repple", which is what Bear said.
 
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Tim Cooke wrote:Are you sure you're not talking about a REPL? Read - Evaluate - Print - Loop.


Agree, this is the term I know. ctrl/cmd + f -> repl, and here

Java 9 will have it too.
 
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Hold your tongue and say the word : Rapunzel
 
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Tim Cooke wrote:Are you sure you're not talking about a REPL?



I absolutely am. Have a cow for noticing that. It was right in my slide deck .

I'll go with "repple"
 
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Bear Bibeault wrote:Never seen it before, but I'd probably say "reh-ple" if I were to try...



You can get a handy-dandy JavaScript REPL by typing "node" at the command prompt, presuming you have Node.js installed.
 
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I did a practice run of this presentation today. "repple" felt comfortable. Someone asked what it stood for. That I know! Even with the correct acronym
 
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Incidentally:
https://repl.it/
 
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