[Haskell-cafe] New type of ($) operator in GHC 8.0 is problematic

Bardur Arantsson spam at scientician.net
Fri Feb 5 19:12:25 UTC 2016

On 02/05/2016 08:05 PM, Christopher Allen wrote:
> Changing the name doesn't fix the issue. The issue is the noise and the
> referent, not the referrer. There's a habit of over-focusing on names in
> programming communities. I think it'd be a mistake to do that here and risk
> missing the point.

I think you're being a bit harsh, but I *do* think you're essentially
right. Beginners will have no idea what most the that means, so... *yes*
the type *will* need to be simplified for display purposes. (Unless, of
course, you opt-in to full signatures.)


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