[Haskell-cafe] deriving

Jonathan Cast jonathanccast at fastmail.fm
Tue Apr 8 22:26:26 EDT 2008

On 8 Apr 2008, at 7:06 PM, Dan Weston wrote:
> 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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