Overloaded record fields

Stephen Paul Weber singpolyma at singpolyma.net
Thu Jun 27 16:35:27 CEST 2013

Somebody claiming to be Simon Peyton-Jones wrote:
>It is kind of weird that
>	f . g  means    \x. f (g x)
>but     f.g    means    g f

Anything that makes f.g mean something different from f . g just makes the 
code soup.

F . g being different from F.g is already *very* unfortunate.  The 
capital-letter makes it normally not too crazy, but sometimes you want to 
compose data constructors, and then it's a big issue.

Making this issue worse in order to solve something else does not seem like 
a good trade-off.

Why not use a different character?  There are lots of them :)

Stephen Paul Weber, @singpolyma
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