[Haskell-cafe] Strange subtract operator behavior

Neil Mitchell ndmitchell at gmail.com
Tue Oct 16 13:34:21 EDT 2007


> > I think you should have to write negative numbers using the syntax
> > 0-10, since currently having one single unary operator is ugly.
> I think writing 0-10 is ugly.

Ugly - yes. But very clear as to its meaning. How often do people
actually write negative numeric literals? My guess is that -1 is the
most common by a long way, but even that is quite rare. Of course,
real statistics of real programs are the only answer.



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