type equality symbol
lennart at augustsson.net
Fri Dec 7 19:59:39 EST 2007
I agree. There are other ways that to solve the same problem as the case
On Dec 7, 2007 12:45 PM, Johannes Waldmann <waldmann at imn.htwk-leipzig.de>
> On Fri, 7 Dec 2007, Manuel M T Chakravarty wrote:
> > The problem is that Haskell 98 already messed that up.
> > If type functions are to use lower-case letters, [...]
> The broken thing is that the upper/lower case distinction
> has syntactic importance in the language definition at all.
> I guess this was introduced to avoid writing out
> some declarations. This is a bad design goal,
> especially so for a declarative language.
> Reminds me of ancient Fortran using the first letter of an identifier
> for implicit typing (I .. N for integer, others for real).
> Best regards,
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