[Haskell-cafe] Unifcation and matching in Abelian groups

John D. Ramsdell ramsdell0 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 19 07:05:51 EDT 2009

On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 6:51 AM, Neil Mitchell<ndmitchell at gmail.com> wrote:

> F# is new and has the offset rule. Haskell is old and has the optional
> offset rule:

I thought F# uses OCaml syntax.  Emacs does well with OCaml syntax.

Guy Steele told this story at a conference.  As part of the Fortress
design effort, he and other at Sun visited several sites that make use
of high performance computing.  They received a variety of suggestions
on how to design a high productivity language for high performance
computing, and uniformly were asked not to give programmers a language
that uses the offset rule.


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