[Haskell-cafe] Re: Announcing OneTuple-0.1.0
jon.fairbairn at cl.cam.ac.uk
Thu Oct 2 05:42:23 EDT 2008
Benjamin L.Russell <DekuDekuplex at Yahoo.com> writes:
>>Note: the singleton tuple does not support tuple syntax.
> What is the syntax for the singleton tuple? [...]
> the singleton syntax will be different from the non-singleton syntax,
> which is also syntactically inelegant.
> What is your solution?
Replace () in tuple syntax with ⟨⟩ (unicode 0x27e8 and 0x27e0).
I always wanted Haskell to be defined in terms of an
idealised syntax together with a (at the time ASCII) machine
representation that approximated it. As time went by, we
could gradually have made the approximation approach the
ideal. It would probably have been a mistake politically,
though (people would have muttered about APL). Nowadays it
might be more acceptable.
Jón Fairbairn Jon.Fairbairn at cl.cam.ac.uk
http://www.chaos.org.uk/~jf/Stuff-I-dont-want.html (updated 2008-04-26)
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