[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:
>>  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.
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