[Haskell-cafe] Line noise
sebastian.sylvan at gmail.com
Mon Sep 22 12:53:58 EDT 2008
On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 1:50 PM, Daniel Fischer <daniel.is.fischer at web.de>wrote:
> Am Montag, 22. September 2008 08:32 schrieb Andrew Coppin:
> > > However, I will grant you that Map k v, could have used longer type
> > > variables. But we are not alone with using one letter type variable
> > > names http://java.sun.com/javase/6/docs/api/java/util/HashMap.html .
> > > frankly, in this specific case, I think most programmers (Haskell or
> > > non-Haskell) will be able to guess what k and v means, when they are
> > > standing right after Map.
> > Only if you can figure out that "Map" means what every other programming
> > language on the face of the Earth calls a "dictionary". (This took me a
> > while!)
> So, when did Java leave the face of the earth?
At the same time as C++ presumably. I hadn't really noticed, but I'll be the
first to say: Good riddance!
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