[Haskell-cafe] A backhanded compliment and a dilemma

Jon Fairbairn jon.fairbairn at cl.cam.ac.uk
Thu Oct 20 08:50:50 UTC 2016

"Richard A. O'Keefe" <ok at cs.otago.ac.nz> writes:

> TL;DR - Haskell mistaken for pseudo-code, a case study on machine-
> checked specification for use in standards can't or won't be read
> by the people who need it (who aren't the people in this mailing list).
> My problem:  I can't get this published.
> The backhanded compliment:  the last reviewer excoriated me
> for having too much pseudocode in my paper.  (Despite the paper
> stating explicitly that ALL code in the paper was real code that
> had been executed.)  You got it:  Haskell doesn't look like a "real"
> programming language, but like something written for human
> comprehension during design.

Just a shot in the dark: would it help to put all the braces and
semicolons in explicitly? :-)

Jón Fairbairn                                 Jon.Fairbairn at cl.cam.ac.uk

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