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W. Brian Gourlie

You're talking about my interest in renaming List to Stack?

Yep.

Generally understood amongst whom?

I probably could have phrased it better: Those who work in functional languages tend to have a less ambiguous understanding of what a list is, and are unlikely to conflate linked lists with arrays or array-backed lists.

A more pragmatic approach to introducing people to functional languages is to make this distinction clear to them from the start, as opposed to introducing ambiguous terminology in the one paradigm where little ambiguity exists for these terms.