[Haskell-cafe] Comma in the front

Mark T.B. Carroll mark at ixod.org
Thu Jul 13 09:35:42 EDT 2006

Jon Fairbairn <jon.fairbairn at cl.cam.ac.uk> writes:

> a::
> b::
> c:.
> but when I suggested this at a Haskell meeting, Simon PJ
> complained that it "looks like hopscotch". I've never quite
> understood that complaint!

http://blogs.salon.com/0002296/myimages/hopscotch.jpg and
suggest to me that the pattern of : and . going up in a row is a bit
like the squares along the linear 'course' (or list (-:) where sometimes
you get one and sometimes two.

-- Mark

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