[Haskell-cafe] Why is $ right associative instead of left associative?

Taral taralx at gmail.com
Sat Feb 4 14:03:32 EST 2006

On 2/4/06, Brian Hulley <brianh at metamilk.com> wrote:
> Does anyone know why this strange associativity was chosen?

I think it's very natural. Everything after the $, including other $
expressions, is applied to the stuff before the $. This saves me from
a lot of nested parentheses.

It seems to be that the left-associative version of $ does not
decrease nesting level so effectively.

Taral <taralx at gmail.com>
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