[Haskell-cafe] coding standard question

Henning Thielemann lemming at henning-thielemann.de
Mon Jun 22 17:24:21 EDT 2009

On Mon, 22 Jun 2009, Jules Bean wrote:

> Miguel Mitrofanov wrote:
>> I so don't want to be the one supporting your code...
> Well, that's lucky. Because you aren't.

I think the most frequent warning which denotes actually an error for me, 
is the 'unused identifier' warning, since there are often identifiers that 
I planned to use but forgot to use. The shadowing problem is less often a 
problem for me. When I refer to the wrong identifier this usually spotted 
by the type system, but the type system cannot find out the reason for the 
problem, namely two identifiers with the same name in the same scope. 
Sometimes I wish warnings would be emitted before (type) errors. For 
reading the code however it is a clear advantage to have separate names 
for separate things. The prime is not enough for me. Even more in a GHC 
error message, I often think "identifier `bar''" refers to "bar" not 

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