[Haskell-cafe] some ideas for Haskell', from Python

Manlio Perillo manlio_perillo at libero.it
Wed Jan 14 09:59:28 EST 2009


There are two features found in Python language, that I would like to 
see in Haskell.

1) In a Python string it is available the \U{name} escape, where name is
    a character name in the Unicode database.

    As an example:
        foo = u"abc\N{VULGAR FRACTION ONE HALF}"

2) In Python it is possible to import modules inside a function.

    In Haskell something like:

    joinPath' root name =
        joinPath [root, name]
        importing System.FilePath (joinPath)

Thanks  Manlio Perillo

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