[Haskell-cafe] Re: Paper draft: "Denotational design with type class morphisms"

Tristan Seligmann mithrandi at mithrandi.net
Fri Feb 20 09:58:18 EST 2009

* Achim Schneider <barsoap at web.de> [2009-02-20 15:17:14 +0100]:

> Conal Elliott <conal at conal.net> wrote:
> > DRAFT version ___ comments please
> >
> Conal, please, PLEASE, never, EVER again use the word "meaning" if you
> actually mean "denotation". It confuses the hell out of me, especially
> the (I guess unintended) connotation that you analyse the meaning of a
> particular instance's existence on a cosmic scale. 
> Please. These things have neither purpose in life nor has their life
> any meaning, they just bleeding denote things.

The use of "meaning" in "meaning of life" is figurative / metaphorical,
not literal; the literal meaning...uh...denotation is pretty much the
same as what "denotation" means...uh...denotes.
mithrandi, i Ainil en-Balandor, a faer Ambar
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