[Haskell-cafe] Syntax for lambda case proposal could be "\of"
brianh at metamilk.com
Wed Aug 15 13:23:24 EDT 2007
On http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/haskell-prime/wiki/LambdaCase the
proposed syntax for lambda case is:
but this has a really bad downside for interactive editors: it doesn't
allow one to distinguish between an incomplete construct and a completed
construct thus removing one opportunity for an editor to alert the user
(eg by highlighting) that there is something missing in the program text.
Therefore I propose:
which doesn't suffer this problem since the keyword "of" can never
follow a '\' in the existing grammar.
However I can't edit the H' wiki, so if anyone agrees that the above
syntax is better please could they add the above to the page.
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