[Haskell-cafe] Re: ANNOUNCE: Utrecht Haskell Compiler (UHC) -- first release

Richard O'Keefe ok at cs.otago.ac.nz
Fri Apr 24 02:02:19 EDT 2009

On 23 Apr 2009, at 9:45 pm, Lennart Augustsson wrote:

> (+) + 1 + 1 = (+)

The thing that is bad about this is that it binds the
same identifier "+" twice in the head, to two different
things.  It's not really any different from

	(+) + 1 = (+)

which doesn't have anything to do with n+k patterns,
but is obnoxious in the same way.

If Haskell' removes the ability to bind the same name
two different ways in the same left-hand-side, I for
one won't weep, _however_ many people currently do it.

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