The dreaded M-R
nhn at Cs.Nott.AC.UK
Thu Jan 26 07:06:29 EST 2006
Johannes Waldmann wrote:
> So, what about making type signatures mandatory,
> as the rest of the civilized world does happily for decades ...
Given that explicit type signatures increasingly are required
for dealing with other aspects (polymorphic recursion,
rank 2-or-higher polymorphism, GADTs ...) that would
Personally, though, I have to admit that I've never had
all that much problems with the M-R restriction in the
first place. Probably because I do write top-level
type signatures as soon as I get into serious programming.
That said, I do find it convenient that type signatures
can be omitted.
And I wonder if this is a sufficiently significant problem
to warrant breaking backwards compatibility in this respect.
All the best,
School of Computer Science and Information Technology
The University of Nottingham
nhn at cs.nott.ac.uk
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