Composition operator [was: Re: Records in Haskell]

Greg Weber greg at
Wed Jan 18 05:02:34 CET 2012

I broke out the dot operator section of the proposal to its own page since
it is actually fairly independent of the different proposals.

On Sat, Jan 14, 2012 at 7:26 PM, wren ng thornton <wren at> wrote:

> On 1/13/12 11:31 PM, Chris Smith wrote:
>> Anyone want to hazard a guess what percentage of
>> Haskell programmers can even name every letter of the Greek alphabet?  I'm
>> betting less than 10%.
> That's easy for anyone with a classical education (or far too much
> mathematics education). There may well be less than 10% of Haskellers who
> have such, but Greek letters are rather trivial to learn.
> The problems arise when suddenly everyone needs to know the names of all
> the graphemes of Cyrillic, Amharic, Mandarin, Japanese, Arabic, Hebrew,...
> (because there are a great number of writing systems, and because they are
> relatively unknown having not been coopted by the mathematical tradition)
> or when everyone needs to know the names of all the obscure symbols
> mathematicians have come up with over the years (because generally they've
> never been named in the first place).
> --
> Live well,
> ~wren
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