[Haskell-cafe] GHC Extension Proposal: ArgumentBlock
tom-lists-haskell-cafe-2013 at jaguarpaw.co.uk
Sun Sep 6 12:53:44 UTC 2015
On Sun, Sep 06, 2015 at 12:52:04PM +0000, Oliver Charles wrote:
> 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?
On the contrary, I consider it a *decrease* in syntactic complexity!
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