... would NOT allow anyone "to distinguish between one AM and another AM" as individual persons;
That is where our opinions differ. We just have a different definition of what "anonymous" means.
A program should be light and agile, its subroutines connected like a string of pearls. The spirit and intent of the program should be retained throughout. There should be neither too little or too much, neither needless loops nor useless variables, neither lack of structure nor overwhelming rigidity." - The Tao of Programming, 4.1 - Geoffrey James