[Haskell-cafe] Re: Current thinking on CompositionAsDot issue in haskell prime?

wren ng thornton wren at freegeek.org
Fri Oct 29 22:30:52 EDT 2010

On 10/29/10 8:33 PM, C. McCann wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 7:54 PM, wren ng thornton<wren at freegeek.org>  wrote:
>> I'm sort of torn on this issue. On the one hand (#) has great potential as
>> an operator, on the other hand I've found that having something like
>> -XMagicHash (or TeX's \makeatletter and \makeatother) can be really helpful
>> when you want to expose some guts but also want to keep folks from using
>> them accidentally.
> Haskell officially supports unicode in identifiers, right? Why not
> pick some obscure and little-used symbol and leave the ones that are
> conveniently placed on standard keyboards for normal use?

That's doable, and no less portable than -XMagicHash already is.

> I suggest U+2621.

I'm not sure I'd've ever recognized a funny 'z' as "caution sign"... :)

Live well,

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