[Haskell-cafe] ANN: AC-Vector, AC-Colour and AC-EasyRaster-GTK

Richard O'Keefe ok at cs.otago.ac.nz
Sun Jul 19 17:42:37 EDT 2009

On Jul 18, 2009, at 9:26 PM, Wolfgang Jeltsch wrote:
> I don’t think, it’s a good idea to have German identifiers, since  
> Haskell’s
> keywords are English.

Put it this way:  if Haskell's keywords were in German, do you
suppose I would write my Haskell code in anything but English?
Does the fact that 'data' is a Latin word mean that some
fraction of our Haskell identifiers should be in Latin?
Some say ita, some say minime.

> On the other hand, I strongly argue that a library
> about Bézier curves uses the identifier Bézier, not Bezier. So non- 
> identifiers are useful even if identifiers are in English.

Indeed, you need non-ASCII letters to write English well.

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