[Haskell-cafe] Line noise

donn cave donn at avvanta.com
Mon Sep 22 01:05:24 EDT 2008

Quoth Andrew Coppin <andrewcoppin at btinternet.com>:
| As one experienced C++ programmer put it, "there is no clear flow from 
| left to right or right to left". Personally I found that a little ironic 
| comming from the language that gave us
|   while (*x++ = *y++) { }
| which is every bit as non-linear! ;-)

Well, to be precise, C++ got that from C.  What C++ adds to it:

   fy(a.fx(b), c)  (in Haskell,  fy (fx a b) c)

I wouldn't worry too much about one letter identifiers and so forth.
Many programmers will secretly be rather attracted to this kind of thing.

	Donn Cave, donn at avvanta.com

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