I'd like a good word for "current item in a succession of items".
Let's say I am looking ahead, towards my successor. Back behind me, I can also see my predecessor. What am I?
I'd hate to use the overly-verbose "current object of focus among a succession of such objects", and yet "current" doesn't quite cut it either. "Currentssor"?
The context is programming (coming up with descriptive variable names) but I'm really interested in what's true in general.