[Haskell-cafe] Richer (than ascii) notation for haskell source?

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Wed May 14 15:19:23 EDT 2008

On 2008 May 14, at 15:00, Andrew Coppin wrote:

> Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH wrote:
>> On 2008 May 14, at 14:32, Andrew Coppin wrote:
>>> Personally, I'd just like to be able to get rid of "->", "\" and  
>>> other such hacks. Would it be possible to amend GHC so that it  
>>> accepts "->" and [whatever the Unicode codepoint for "left arrow"  
>>> is] and treats both the same?
>> Both of those are already there, along with some others.  It's been  
>> discussed here but I can't find it in the 6.8.2 manual....  (boo,  
>> hiss)  -XUnicodeSyntax
> Mmm, I can see I'm going to have to test this... [That is, just as  
> soon as I figure out how to even type in obscure Unicode symbols...]

Unfortunately, while I thought there was a distinct lambda sign that  
wasn't the lowercase Greek letter, there isn't.  (That said, I don't  
see why it couldn't be a keyword.  You'd need a space after it.)

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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