syntax across languages
Mon, 11 Feb 2002 18:14:30 +0000
> > encryptionTooSimple d =
> > "This encryption key is too simple (must be at least "
> > ++(show (d::Integer))++ characters long)"
> - i don't like separating the string from the code for simple strings
if you don't extract the string, how can it be a parameter
of/variable in your application?
> - do you really suggest giving this translators? You can be sure it won't
> compile any more ;p
actually, this version seems to come from an out-of-date editor
buffer (missing quote).. it won't compile!-)
one thing I really don't like about Haskell is it's lacking
support for HERE documents, as you'll find them in shells or
in Perl. Am I the only one who's constantly bitten by this?
encryptionTooSimple :: Integer -> String
encryptionTooSimple d = <<HERE;
This encryption key is too simple (must be at least $d characters long)
with "..$var.." translated to ".."++(toString var)++".."
and toString somewhat like this (just to avoid spurious quotes):
class Show a => ToString a where
toString :: a -> String
instance Show a => ToString a where
toString = show
instance ToString Char where
toString c = [c]
instance ToString String where
toString s = s
As some of our implementers seem to be in fast-track-response mode,
perhaps this has a chance of slipping in?-)