[Haskell-cafe] Re: pure Haskell database

Achim Schneider barsoap at web.de
Thu Sep 25 06:08:28 EDT 2008

"jean-christophe mincke" <jeanchristophe.mincke at gmail.com> wrote:

> What is this strange syntax
> columns = [ ("trackId", conT *''Int* )
> It looks like a not ended string literal unless I still have sth to
> learn about Haskell.
' isn't special in Haskell, it's idiomatic: you often see things like

foo' = bar foo

, as mathematicians and haskellers are to lazy to think of a new name
for foo just because they got a derived foo.

I, too, have no idea what *''Int* means. It's part of the "just use the
*&%*$^!#!$%!^ operator" problem.

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