rjmh at cs.chalmers.se
Wed Mar 22 05:36:53 EST 2006
<>From: "Simon Marlow" <simonmar at microsoft.com>
<>After some thought, I find myself with a similar view to John. Strict
<>tuples are starting to feel like real language bloat, one tiny
<>Remember, every addition we make to the core syntax is multiplied
<>the parsers for Haskell and tools that have to grok Haskell, and make
<>the bar ever-so-slightly higher to producing such tools. There's a
<>reason that syntax ends in "tax" :-)
Not to mention all the brains that have to learn it. It seems to me the
gain is small, considering how easy it is to do already.
<>By all means have strict tuples in a library somewhere. They don't
<>to have special syntax.
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