[Haskell-cafe] New slogan for haskell.org

Laurent Deniau laurent.deniau at cern.ch
Fri Oct 5 13:06:10 EDT 2007

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH wrote:
> On Oct 5, 2007, at 12:33 , Henning Thielemann wrote:
>> http://www.henning-thielemann.de/CHater.html#CvsM3_ControlFlow
> I can has English?  :)
> If the first large table is any indication, though, we may need to 
> define "inconsistent".  C syntax shown there is quite consistent; what 
> it isn't, is designed to keep humans from making certain kinds of 
> mistakes.  I'm rather mixed on that goal:  on the one hand, C does 
> attract certain errors due to its syntax, but on the other, a language 
> designed to coddle the programmer also tends to keep the programmer from 
> doing useful things.  (What's the last practical application you've seen 
> in Logo?  Or un-extended Pascal?)

Fully agreed. The only inconsistency I can think of is the declaration 
of pointer to function returning a pointer to function. This is 
effectively a bit hard to read since it needs to read forth and back to 
evaluate the expression. A typedef will simplify the reading when 
frequently used as in state machines.


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