ANNOUNCE: GHC 7.4.1 Release Candidate 1
g9ks157k at acme.softbase.org
Wed Dec 28 14:51:48 CET 2011
Am Mittwoch, den 28.12.2011, 12:48 +0000 schrieb Simon Peyton-Jones:
> | By the way, is there a reason behind the fact that “Constraint” uses the
> | ordinary case, while “BOX” has all three letters capitalized? Wouldn’t
> | it be more sensible if it were “Box” instead of “BOX”?
> Only that BOX is a sort (currently the one and only sort), whereas
> Constraint is a kind. I'm not sure that BOX should ever be displayed
> to users.
Okay, this makes sense then. However, note that the GHC User’s manual
mixes the terminology (“kind” vs. “sort”) at one point:
Note that List, for instance, does not get kind BOX -> BOX, because
we do not further classify kinds; all kinds have sort BOX.
I think, it should say “sort BOX -> BOX”.
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