[Haskell-cafe] Unicode Haskell source -- Yippie!
reilithion at gmail.com
Fri May 9 04:57:44 UTC 2014
Since I saw there wasn't one yet, I have taken the liberty of writing
a PKGBUILD for Hasklig and uploading it to the Arch AUR. Anyone
running Arch can now get Hasklig from the AUR package otf-hasklig.
On Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 3:07 PM, Niklas Hambüchen <mail at nh2.me> wrote:
> A smart, recently proposed alternative is using a font that does this
> automatically for you: https://github.com/i-tu/Hasklig
> In my opinion, this gives you all benefits of unicode syntax without
> imposing the drawbacks on others, and you don't even have to set up a
> custom input method to conveniently type them in.
> Some Haskell programmers have resorted to unicode symbols in code as a
> solution (⇒, ← etc.). This opens a whole new can of worms. In addition
> to encoding/compatibility problems and all the reasons it never worked
> out for APL, these symbols are one-character-wide and therefore
> eye-strainingly small.
> Hasklig solves this problem the way typographers have always solved
> ill-fitting characters which co-occur often: ligatures. The underlying
> code stays the same — only the representation changes.
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