[Haskell-cafe] GHC Extension Proposal: ArgumentBlock

Bardur Arantsson spam at scientician.net
Tue Sep 8 04:02:54 UTC 2015

On 09/08/2015 03:08 AM, Dan Burton wrote:
> +1 people who like it can use it and people who don't like it don't have to
> use it. Personally I wish it were the default because the superfluous $
> confuses a lot of people coming from other languages like Ruby.

Whether it's "superfluous" depends entirely on one's PoV.

> You can even write in the old style if you have the extension turned on. It
> doesn't disable the old way of doing things. It just allows a new way. It's
> entirely backwards compatible with working code when turned on, is it not?

Except now there are two "dialects" everybody has to read/understand.
That's not progress IMO. (Considering that it's so little gain. I really
don't understand the hatred of $ that some people seem to have.)


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