Ya! Go for it. I suggest "z" as the magic global variable: if it ain't
short to type, it ain't helpful; believe "z" is rarely used interactively
(whereas a, b, c, i, j, k, n, x, y are); and "last letter of the alphabet"
is so very suggestive of "last expression" <snort>.
casting-the-second-vote-for-"last"-ly y'rs - tim
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