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

Carl R. Witty
17 Feb 2002 19:38:05 -0800

"Claus Reinke" <> writes:

> Haskell definitely supports abstraction and composition, so we can 
> factor out application aspects (not just text) that need localisation, 
> and link them (dynamically?) with the main parts of our applications. 
> Some systematic approach would be useful, but apart from keeping 
> track of the issues raised in the standards committees, I don't see 
> why Haskellers should limit themselves to "the" standard way of 
> patching C#/Java apps with translated text fragments.

I think there is a good reason to use standard localisation methods;
it makes it cheaper/more likely to happen.  It sounds like you're
advocating localisation methods which would require the translators to
know Haskell; this would make hiring translators more expensive (for a
commercial proposition) or significantly reduce your pool of
volunteers (if you rely on volunteer translators).

Carl Witty