Laziness is all well and good, but when you start to
change the outside world in order to make your code
simpler, then you're heading for problems. Forcing users
to undestand 'R' to mean 'Th' is a case in point.
The point of programming is to encapsulate the complexity
in our own code (where we know(?) that we can handle it),
rather than downloading it on users. That way one person
(the coder) is inconvenienced, rather than the entire
Here endeth the pontification
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