[Haskell-cafe] Unicode Haskell source -- Yippie!

Bardur Arantsson spam at scientician.net
Sat Apr 26 16:46:36 UTC 2014

On 2014-04-26 17:58, David Fox wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 10:27 AM, Kyle Murphy <orclev at gmail.com> wrote:
>> It's an interesting feature, and nice if you want that sort of thing, but
>> not something I'd personally want to see as the default. Deviating from the
>> standard ASCII set of characters is just too much of a hurdle to usability
>> of the language.
> On the other hand, maybe if its good enough for the entire field of
> Mathematics since forever there might be some benefit in it for us.

Typing into a computer != Handwriting (in various significant ways).
Most of mathematics notation predates computers/typewriters. Just
compare writing a formula by hand and typing the same formula in (La)TeX.


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