[Haskell-cafe] Why is the no tuple syntax for sum types

Richard A. O'Keefe ok at cs.otago.ac.nz
Mon Aug 3 22:07:46 UTC 2015

I'm a little puzzled by all of this,
having learned ML before there was such a thing as Standard ML.
Anonymous sums, with inl, inr, outl, outr and so on
are one thing I was very happy to see the back of.
This sudden enthusiasm for them strikes me as being like
a sudden enthusiasm for punched cards, paper tape, or PL/I.

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