[Haskell-cafe] Current status of Mavericks CPP

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Wed Apr 16 06:30:01 UTC 2014

On Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 2:16 AM, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at gmail.com>wrote:

> - pretty much everyone *except* the Haskell community accepted that
> expecting cpp to handle anything other than C and derivatives was a mistake
> back when ANSI C came out;

Having managed to completely omit the point of this observation: the C /
C++ / ObjC / etc. communities are under no obligation whatsoever to ensure
that their tools do anything sensible with Haskell code. Indeed, strict
ANSI compliance prohibits doing so because of lexical differences such as '
being allowed in identifiers and # in operators (or identifiers with

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