[Haskell-cafe] GHC Extension Proposal: ArgumentBlock

Andrew Gibiansky andrew.gibiansky at gmail.com
Tue Sep 8 04:56:43 UTC 2015

In order to get a feel for  using this extension in real-world Haskell,
take a look at the new ghc-reskin package:


This allows you to use ArgumentBlock *today* by passing GHC a few
parameters to tell it to use ghc-reskin as a preprocessor. Take a look at
the README for a full example.

-- Andrew

On Mon, Sep 7, 2015 at 9:02 PM, Bardur Arantsson <spam at scientician.net>

> 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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