syntax...(strings/interpolation/here docs)

Simon Marlow
Wed, 13 Feb 2002 13:30:29 -0000

> Does anybody with their elbows in the
> code think variable interpolation and/or
> multi-line strings are good/doable ideas?=20
> Would this be the sort of change one could make
> without a lot of previous familiarity with
> the implementation of Hugs/Ghc?
> It would be a *signifigant* boon to those
> of us trying to get haskell into organizations
> by using it as "maintainable perl/sh", and
> generally make an already delightful language
> more delightful.

I once wondered about translating

	"aaa \$bbb ccc"


	"aaa " ++ show bbb ++ " ccc"

(before you check, \$ isn't a valid escape sequence in Haskell 98).  Of =
course, you could go all the way and do it properly: