Call to arms: lambda-case is stuck and needs your help

Simon Marlow marlowsd at
Mon Jul 9 15:23:22 CEST 2012

On 07/07/2012 16:07, Strake wrote:
> On 07/07/2012, Jonas Almström Duregård <jonas.duregard at> wrote:
>> Couldn't we use \\ for multi-case lambdas with layout?
>> If not, these are my preferences in order (all are single argument
>> versions):
>> 1: Omission: "case of". There seems to be some support for this but it
>> was not included in the summary.
>> 2: Omission with clarification: "\case of"
>> 3: "\of"  - but I think this is a little weird. It's nice to have
>> short keywords but not at the expense of intuition. The goal here is
>> to drop the variable name not the case keyword, right?
>> Regards,
>> Jonas
> Well, since this is now suddenly a ranked-choice election, I shall
> re-cast my vote:

I think some misunderstanding has crept in - we're not planning to count 
votes or anything here.  If you have new suggestions or know of reasons 
for/against existing proposals then please post, otherwise there's no 
need to post just to express your personal preference.


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