[Haskell-cafe] Unifcation and matching in Abelian groups

Jules Bean jules at jellybean.co.uk
Thu Aug 20 10:04:17 EDT 2009

John D. Ramsdell wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 9:08 AM, Jules Bean<jules at jellybean.co.uk> wrote:
>> I don't find layout a problem, with good editor support. I agree it's a
>> problem, with poor editor support. That's all I meant.
> Let's put this issue in perspective.  For those few Haskell
> programmers that do find layout irritating, I'm sure we would all
> agree it's but a minor irritation.  The real downside of layout is if
> non-Haskell programmers use it as an excuse to dismiss the language.
> I happen to think that Data Parallel Haskell has great potential  for
> use in high performance computations.  I'd hate to see a bunch of
> Fortraners not try DPH because of Haskell syntax.

Well that's a reasonable point.

They can still use the non-layout form if it bothers them that much?

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