[Haskell-cafe] List of nitpicks

Alexey Muranov alexey.muranov at gmail.com
Thu Aug 20 12:42:14 UTC 2015

Dear William,

thank you for setting up this wiki page. Here is another benefit of having 
it: it can be referenced in beginner's introductions to Haskell to help 
newcomers to distinguish between subtleties and known quirks, to reduce 
overall confusion.  It would have helped me in any case.

I would like to add here another nitpick that was mentioned in the 
aforementioned discussion: `:` and `::` in Haskell are "backwards" :).


On Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 7:30:37 AM UTC+2, William Yager wrote:
> Hello all,
> Inspired by the recent thread re. modifying data/type/newtype syntax, I've 
> made a wiki article dedicated to Haskell-related nitpicks. I've added a few 
> entries; one from the thread I just mentioned, and a classic from way back 
> in the 90s (map vs fmap).
> https://wiki.haskell.org/Nitpicks
> Hopefully, this page will help us keep track of what people are annoyed 
> about (especially people who aren't already inured to the quirks of 
> Haskell) as well as give us inspiration for future proposals.
> Cheers,
> Will
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