[Haskell-cafe] GHC Extension Proposal: ArgumentBlock

Oliver Charles ollie at ocharles.org.uk
Sun Sep 6 12:52:04 UTC 2015

On Sun, Sep 6, 2015 at 1:46 PM 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.

Really? You would rather increase syntactic complexity just to make the
parser code simpler?
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