[Haskell-cafe] Comments on Haskell 2010 Report

Christopher Done chrisdone at googlemail.com
Fri Jul 9 19:45:00 EDT 2010

On 10 July 2010 01:22, Ivan Lazar Miljenovic <ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com> wrote:
> Brandon S Allbery KF8NH <allbery at ece.cmu.edu> writes:
> > On 7/8/10 22:25 , Alex Stangl wrote:
> >> 1. I.E. and e.g. should be followed by commas -- unless UK usage
> >> differs from US standards. (Page 3 and elsewhere, although FFI chapter
> >
> > I don't think I've ever seen them *followed* by commas.  Preceded,
> > always.

>From The Haskell 98 Library Report:

> partition takes a predicate and a list and returns a pair of lists: those elements of the argument list that do and do not satisfy the predicate, respectively; i.e., [...]

I don't think you should bother nitpicking about commas here. As
Gregory said, anywhere there is "i.e.", you can substitute it for
"that is". Consider if the spec. was written with "that is" instead of
"i.e.", would you then criticise where and where not commas are used?
Does this arbitrary prescription really matter?

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