[Haskell-cafe] deriving

Dan Weston westondan at imageworks.com
Tue Apr 8 22:06:41 EDT 2008

Richard A. O'Keefe wrote:
> On 8 Apr 2008, at 7:15 am, Dan Weston wrote:
>> [1] Yes, I know that "conciseness" is the much more common and 
>> accepted word for this, but if we can say "precision", "decision", and 
>> "incision", then it seems foolish to not also use "concision". I will 
>> henceforth take on this quixotic quest to promote the use of "concision".
> Please don't.  There is already an English word "concision" that means
> something quite different.  To quote the OED:
> "The action of cutting to pieces or cutting away; mutilation."

I thought that was called "circumcision". :)

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