Functional programming in Python

Paul Hudak
Tue, 22 May 2001 10:58:35 -0400

> I realize this is a topic where it would be very easy to start a flame
> war, but hopefully we can avoid that.

No problem :-)

> Maybe I did not express my point clearly. What I was trying to say was
> that
> because of the syntax, it is very easy for M-C-q in Emacs to convert
> that to ...

Ok, I understand now.  So clearly we just need better editing tools for
Haskell, which I guess is part of your point.

By the way, there are many Haskell programmers who prefer to write their
programs like this:

  let { a = x
      ; b = y
      ; c = z
    in ...

which arguably has its merits.