[Haskell-cafe] Comment Syntax

Roman Cheplyaka roma at ro-che.info
Sat Jun 4 08:20:39 CEST 2011

* Andrew Coppin <andrewcoppin at btinternet.com> [2011-06-03 18:12:04+0100]
> On 03/06/2011 05:02 PM, Albert Y. C. Lai wrote:
> >I propose that only {- -} is comment; that is, -- is an operator token
> >and not a marker of comments.
> I'm curious to know why anybody thought that "--" was a good comment
> marker in the first place. (I'm curious because Haskell isn't the
> only language to have made this strange choice.)

It is, for my taste, a good comment marker, because of its resemblance
to a dash. It makes the code look like real text:

  let y = x + 1 -- increment x

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