[Haskell-cafe] if-then without -else?

Stefan Monnier monnier at iro.umontreal.ca
Mon Jul 9 20:03:26 UTC 2018

> Was this considered at some point in Haskell's design process?

I don't know, but such an `if .. then` without `else` would encourage
bad coding practices, IMO.

On a related note: in C and friends if can do

   if () { .... };

but you can't do

   int x = E1 ? E2;

So, even those pragmatic people (including those C++ people who like to
include not just the kitchen sink but the surrounding farm as
well) agree with Haskell's designers.


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