[Haskell-cafe] Re: Allowing hyphens in identifiers

Colin Paul Adams colin at colina.demon.co.uk
Wed Dec 16 06:55:18 EST 2009

>>>>> "Ketil" == Ketil Malde <ketil at malde.org> writes:

    >> [1] and quite a high proportion of other natural languages.

    Ketil> Which makes me wonder - might there be a (natural) language
    Ketil> bias as well?


Different languages have different orthographical traditions.

IMHO a project should adopt the styles of the natural language it
uses for comments (assuming that the project leader has mandated a
language for comments).

The Haskell standard libraries don't do this.

There is also the question of whether a programming language should be
adaptable to the natural language used in a project (e.g. spelling of
keywords). I have tried to advocate that it should, several times in
the past. But no-one has ever agreed with me on this.
Colin Adams
Preston Lancashire

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