[Hugs-users] Record puns, time for removal?

Seth Kurtzberg seth at cql.com
Tue Oct 31 08:21:55 EST 2006

On Tue, 31 Oct 2006 13:59:45 +0300
Bulat Ziganshin <bulat.ziganshin at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello Neil,
> Tuesday, October 31, 2006, 4:04:23 AM, you wrote:
> >> > puns like Foo { .. } would be great too.
> >>
> >> I'd vote for enabling them with a command line switch, rather than by default, as they can be confusing to folks learning the language.
> > How discussions come full circle :) I started this discussion on the
> > Hugs users list because I want to _remove_ the command line switch for
> > puns from Yhc. I'm not overly fussed whether I remove the entire
> > feature, or just remove the command line and make it always on by
> > default, but I do want the command line switch gone!
> compiler switch can't be made a part of Haskell' :)
> and anyway, i don't see how cmdline switch may help noivices - when
> they use ".." by mistake and program mysteriously not fails? or when
> they stare at the other's program and understand that this unknown
> ".." work only because this program compiled with some special switch?

I wasn't talking about the .., I was talking about the primary issue raised by the email, which has nothing to do with ..

Instead of assuming that I was saying something totally useless and worthless, it might not be a bad idea to respond to _my_ email, not an email which contains a quote of one line from my email.

> and yes, record puns seems very ggod candidate for H'. it's widely
> used (i used it until switched to GHC), it was already in Haskell, and
> now it is impelemnted by every compiler
> wildcard puns is more discussible, but i personally need this feature
> -- 
> Best regards,
>  Bulat                            mailto:Bulat.Ziganshin at gmail.com

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