[Haskell-cafe] Language complexity & beginners (Was: New type of ($) operator in GHC 8.0 is problematic)

Michael Orlitzky michael at orlitzky.com
Mon Feb 8 00:42:29 UTC 2016

On 02/07/2016 06:23 PM, wren romano wrote:
> I'm curious...
> Ultimately, ($) is just a name for what is otherwise unnameable: the
> whitespace which means application. However, application whitespace is
> a bit funny since it works uniformly for mono-/polymorphic arguments,
> un/boxed arguments, functions/record fields, etc— which is why we keep
> running into issues with typing ($).

I like the new type signature. It indicates that you're about to invoke
dark magic line noise to avoid something simple and well-understood and
in use since the beginning of time (parentheses).

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