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

Dan Weston westondan at imageworks.com
Wed May 14 22:16:29 EDT 2008

Richard A. O'Keefe wrote:
> At least to give editors a fighting chance of matching their concept of a
> "word" with Haskell tokens, it might be better to use nabla instead of
> lambda.  Other old APL fans may understand why (:-).  Alternatively, didn't
> Church really want to use a character rather like a down tack, and have to
> squish it to get a letter his printer was happy with?  Nah, nabla for me.

nablabot anyone? Nabla calculus? (But wait, in differential calculus 
nabla is a gradient operator, so let's rename that lambda).

And people misspelling nabla as nambla will find a surprise when they 
google it...

Better use a Unihan character instead.

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