[ghc-steering-committee] #371: Stop treating ~ magically. Rec: weak accept

Spiwack, Arnaud arnaud.spiwack at tweag.io
Mon May 10 05:57:11 UTC 2021

It's not a very concrete statement. I'll have to trust you on this.

I guess that if `~` doesn't get special parsing rules then it's an
overridable name. This is good. And everything which can simplify the
parser is welcome. So let me vote: aye.

On Tue, May 4, 2021 at 2:16 PM Richard Eisenberg <rae at richarde.dev> wrote:

> On Mar 31, 2021, at 10:29 AM, Spiwack, Arnaud <arnaud.spiwack at tweag.io>
> wrote:
> Those of us who have been involved in the parts of the compiler that are
> touched here: do you think this is a worthwhile simplification?
> Yes, I think so. Every special widget in the language takes custom
> support, and this removes one. The implementation of `~` will still be
> somewhat special, but there's no reason the parsing, etc., needs to be.
> Richard
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