Is 78 characters still a good option? Was: [Haskell-cafe]
breaking too long lines
miguelimo38 at yandex.ru
Sat Apr 25 12:54:26 EDT 2009
On 25 Apr 2009, at 19:59, Felipe Lessa wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 25, 2009 at 07:38:59PM +0400, Miguel Mitrofanov wrote:
>>> Also, I don't mistake the transformers as different
>>> parameters because of the parenthesis
>> You should really try Lisp. In my opinion, parenthesis are a kind of
>> noise - too small, too many.
> I don't try lisp because I don't like a lot of parenthesis as
> well. However the problem isn't with parenthesis, it is with
> their excessive usage. In this case they're helpful, IMO.
Of course they are. My point was not that everything should be clear
without parenthesis, but that the user shouldn't have false
impressions - the notation should either give a true impression (like
Daniel suggested, with every other line indented more than the
previous one - though I don't like it), or not to give any impression
at all, so that the reader would be forced to read the noise.
>>> and because they're transformers, reading their names gives
>>> you a clue of how they may be used.
>> So... you really think transformers CAN'T be parameters? You're
>> going to
>> be surprised.
>> Whoever knows Haskell - no offense - expects to see both.
> Haha :), so "giving a clue of how they may be used" means
> "meaning that they will always be fully applied" now?
Well, then, is that ALWAYS so obvious that this particular name
denotes a transformer? Of course, if it's not a standard transformer
like StateT or WriterT, but something written by the same guy who
invented this MyCoolMonad type?
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