[Haskell-cafe] Records (was Re: [Haskell] Improvements to GHC)

Jan-Willem Maessen jmaessen at alum.mit.edu
Thu Nov 17 20:59:12 EST 2005

On Nov 17, 2005, at 1:52 PM, Benjamin Franksen wrote:
> ...
> Yes, yes, yes. I'd rather use a different operator for record  
> selection.
> For instance the colon (:). Yes, I know it is the 'cons' operator  
> for a
> certain concrete data type that implements stacks (so called 'lists').
> However I am generally opposed to wasting good operator and function
> names as well as syntactic sugar of any kind on a /concrete/ data  
> type,
> and especially not for stacks aka lists.

Would you be happier if it were the "yield" operator for iterators?

Yours lazily,

Jan-Willem Maessen

> Just my 2 cent.
> Ben
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