[Haskell-cafe] language proposal: ad-hoc overloading

Johannes Waldmann waldmann at imn.htwk-leipzig.de
Sun Aug 31 19:43:14 EDT 2008

> As to the argument that a "sufficiently smart IDE" would insert the
> "M." for me, I think that is flawed.  First, there isn't a
> sufficiently smart IDE yet, 

I do believe there will be.
What we do now is sort of putting down requirements ...

> and second, it'd be better for the
> type-aware IDE to tell me the types of things when I (for example)
> mouse over them, instead of helping me type longer things.

That's been said before: an IDE might help in writing/changing code,
but code should be readable without tool support.


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