[Haskell-cafe] Re: Comments from OCaml Hacker Brian Hurt

Heinrich Apfelmus apfelmus at quantentunnel.de
Tue Jan 20 11:33:56 EST 2009

Lennart Augustsson wrote:
> A very nice writeup about the use of monoid with finger tree.

Thanks :)

> But please, use the names of the monoid operations that the rest of
> the Haskell libraries use.
> By using different names you are just confusing readers (even if you
> don't like the standard names).

True. Unfortunately,  mappend  is no option because it's way too long, I
barely got away with writing out  measure  . There is  ++  but it's
already taken. Alternatively, I could opt for unicode ⊕ and at least
match the paper. Thoughts?

> Also, you can replace Infinity by maxBound.

Good idea, thanks.



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