Records in Haskell

Sebastian Fischer fischer at
Mon Jan 2 21:04:48 CET 2012

On Mon, Jan 2, 2012 at 1:38 PM, Simon Peyton-Jones <simonpj at>wrote:

>  ·        **If String is not a kind level synonym for [Char], maybe it
> should have a different name.  For example,   “foo” :: Label?  Or Atom?

Or Symbol?

The name is inspired by Ruby's :symbol notation. We could even use the same
notation (seems unambiguous on the type level, no?). Even if we don't use
the notation we could use the name.

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