[Haskell-cafe] Unifcation and matching in Abelian groups

Lennart Augustsson lennart at augustsson.net
Sat Aug 22 20:30:37 EDT 2009

Even if you are only slightly irritated by offset syntax, why are you using it?
{;} works fine.

On Sat, Aug 22, 2009 at 3:51 AM, John D. Ramsdell<ramsdell0 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Let me put all my cards on the table.  You see, I really am only
> slightly irrigated by offset syntax.  In contrast, I am a strong
> proponent of functional programming for parallel programming.  In my
> opinion, it has to be the "new way" for multiprocessor machines.  Just
> think about it and if other paradym could possibly work.  We've tried
> many on them.  Many years ago, I wrote SISAl programs.  There were
> many good ideas in SISAL, but it did not catch on.  Perhaps Data
> Parallel Haskell will catch on.  In my opinion, something like it is
> the ``answer.''  Even though the code I submitted is not parallel,
> I've thought about how to make it so.  And isn't thinking parallelism
> iour future?  I think so.
> John
> On Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 10:04 AM, Jules Bean<jules at jellybean.co.uk> wrote:
>> 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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