[Haskell-cafe] GHC Extension Proposal: ArgumentBlock

Tom Ellis tom-lists-haskell-cafe-2013 at jaguarpaw.co.uk
Sun Sep 6 18:11:40 UTC 2015

On Sun, Sep 06, 2015 at 06:03:00PM +0000, Oliver Charles wrote:
> I mean that people us $ for purely syntactical purposes. If an editor is
> going to make refactorings and retain a certain sense of style, then the
> tool needs to know that $ is sometimes to be used. The refactoring (or
> otherwise) tool now has to be aware of the syntax of Haskell and special
> symbols in the Prelude.

It seems unlikely that making the tool aware of ($) is much more (or less)
difficult than making it aware of when it can omit brackets from a multiline
do, lambda etc.

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