[Haskell-cafe] What is the meaning of tilde ("~") symbol

MightyByte mightybyte at gmail.com
Sun Feb 14 08:36:49 EST 2010

I like that idea.  When I was first learning Haskell, I remember
spending a non-trivial amount of time trying to figure out what '$'
did.  I incorrectly assumed that it was provided by some library.  '!'
and '~' would certainly be other good candidates for this kind of a
page.  These types of things can be pretty hard to google.

On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 8:24 AM, Andrew Coppin
<andrewcoppin at btinternet.com> wrote:
> Here's an idea... maybe we should make a small page on the Wiki explaining
> what all the various symbols in Haskell mean?
> There are a couple which are rare enough that most tutorials don't mention
> them that often. And there are of course symbols which mean different things
> in different contexts. (I especially love how curly braces are used for
> overriding layout *and* for named fields...)
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