[Haskell-cafe] Richer (than ascii) notation for haskell source?
Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH
allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Wed May 14 22:46:26 EDT 2008
On 2008 May 14, at 22:40, Richard A. O'Keefe wrote:
>> I still suspect it would not be outside the pale to make λ a
>> keyword. We already have several, after all.
> I'd rather not have to write \x as λ x with a space required after
> the λ.
> I suspect that "λ is the lambda-symbol iff it is not preceded by any
> identifier character and is not followed by a Greek letter" might
Adjacent different scripts in general is probably a reasonable token
discriminator. A "token" combining LTR and RTL, for example, is just
confusing. (Japanese might need to be an exception; I don't know if
ideographs and romanji are ever mixed at the word level.)
brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
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electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university KF8NH
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