[Haskell-cafe] Re: develop new Haskell shell?

Donn Cave donn at drizzle.com
Fri May 12 17:25:14 EDT 2006

On Fri, 12 May 2006, Brian Hulley wrote:
> Udo Stenzel wrote:
> > I'd like one as a scripting environment, a bit like scsh, just strongly
> > typed and easier on the eyes.  Haskell as interactive shell would be a
> > nightmare indeed, having to type 'system "foo"' instead of simply 'foo'
> > for everyday commands just won't cut it.
> This seems to be your only objection. It might be solvable by making some 
> rule that an identifier that's used in a value position would be 
> automatically bound to a function/value found by instantiating to a binary 
> in the file system if it's not already bound, and there would need to be 
> some rules about how binaries would work to cooperate with the Haskell type 
> system.

What about the parameters - certainly there's little point in relieving me
of the bother of quoting a command name, if I have to quote each parameter?

	Donn Cave, donn at drizzle.com

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