[Haskell-cafe] Looking for a paper
raoknz at gmail.com
Wed Jun 5 02:21:20 UTC 2019
Could it possibly be Dijkstra's mid-2000 essay on notation?
Dijkstra used f.x and a programming language I used in the 80s that was
designed in the 60s used x.f and that worked very nicely with thinking
of record fields as functions.
F# of course has both f x and x |> f, where |> has caught on as $ did not.
On Thu, 2 May 2019 at 01:45, Ben Lippmeier <benl at ouroborus.net> wrote:
> > On 10 Apr 2019, at 12:00 am, Michael Orlitzky <michael at orlitzky.com>
> > Everyone knows that parentheses suck for function application.
> > But I'm looking for a CS paper that argues that function application
> > should have its own explicit syntax in a functional programming
> > language. I believe, in the paper, that a dot "." was used, but this
> > would be analogous to Haskell's "$" function, except that it would be
> > made part of the language definition.
> > I think it came up on this mailing list (where else would I have seen
> > it?), and if anyone remembers the name or author I'd be grateful.
> Hi Michael, long time..
> Check out:
> A useful lambda-notation.
> Fairouz Kamareddine, Rob Nederpelt.
> Theoretical Computer Science 115 (1996) 85-109
> They use “item notation”, and argue that maybe function application isn’t
> what we should be writing to begin with.
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