[Haskell-cafe] accessible layout proposal?

Richard O'Keefe ok at cs.otago.ac.nz
Tue Sep 22 18:49:10 EDT 2009

On Sep 22, 2009, at 8:01 PM, Jimmy Hartzell wrote:

> I am in love with this proposal:
> http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Accessible_layout_proposal

I hadn't read it before.  Now that I have, I really do not like
it.  "Syntactic sugar causes cancer of the semicolon" as Alan
Perlis once said, and to my taste this proposal definitely
counts as cancer of the semicolon.  In effect, its purpose
is to overload vertical white space.

Any time that you have something where you think you need
this, it's likely that a better solution is to break what
you are doing into smaller pieces.

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