[Haskell-cafe] GHC Extension Proposal: ArgumentBlock

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com
Sun Sep 6 12:48:52 UTC 2015

-1 for me, as I think the examples make it look *more* ambiguous.

Whilst it can be a pain to have to remember to add the $, there's less
immediate information that the `do`, lambdas, etc. form a new block
and are not just individual word arguments to the calling function.

On 6 September 2015 at 22:45, Tom Ellis
<tom-lists-haskell-cafe-2013 at jaguarpaw.co.uk> wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 06, 2015 at 12:34:55PM +0000, Oliver Charles wrote:
>> People saying "it just saves a character" seems to have completely missed
>> my point and source code readability/refactoring options from a tool's
>> perspective. It does more than save a character.
> Let's look at it from the opposite direction.  If "ArgumentBlock" were
> already the default then we could remove complexity from the grammar for the
> cost of a single character.  That sounds like a great tradeoff to me, and is
> the reason I can't support ArgumentBlock.
> Tom
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