[Haskell-cafe] Re: Automatic fixity allocation for symbolic operators

Jón Fairbairn jon.fairbairn at cl.cam.ac.uk
Mon Oct 16 11:31:27 EDT 2006

"Nicolas Frisby" <nicolas.frisby at gmail.com> writes:

> What if operator precedences were specified as a partial order instead
> of using numbers?

I suggested something that did that to fplangc back in
1987...  Thu, 19 Nov 87 17:49:50 GMT in fact! Simon PJ later
forwarded a message from Stef Joosten to similar effect... I
made a more concrete proposal later and Phil Wadler tidied
it up. I think It even got as far as a draft of the
language, but I think it was decided that it was just too
difficult (both for human and computer) to parse.

Jón Fairbairn                                 Jon.Fairbairn at cl.cam.ac.uk
http://www.chaos.org.uk/~jf/Stuff-I-dont-want.html  (updated 2006-09-13)

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