[Haskell-cafe] alphanum in infix constructors (and possibly functions as well) - why not?

Ozgur Akgun ozgurakgun at gmail.com
Fri Jun 4 10:38:31 EDT 2010

OK I back up. I justed wanted it to happen for a moment :)

You're right, ambiguity in parsing and a lot of whitespace-dependency are
things to avoid.


On 4 June 2010 14:25, Ketil Malde <ketil at malde.org> wrote:

> Ozgur Akgun <ozgurakgun at gmail.com> writes:
> > Then people would need to put spaces between those things, right?
> > What a horrible consequence!
> I like to think that Haskell is a language where aesthetics matter.  So,
> in my opinion this is indeed a horrible consequence.
> I find mixing of symbols and letters in identfiers to be in itself
> aesthetically inferior, and there's already more than enough
> whitespace-dependent parsing warts in Haskell.
> -k
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