Here-docs in Haskell source
simonmar at microsoft.com
Thu Oct 19 07:27:26 EDT 2006
haskell-prime-bounces at haskell.org wrote:
> I would also like to see these. I like the python syntax
> but really most anything will do.
> the triple quote doesn't eat any usable syntax though and
> won't require
> any special cases in the parser so I would much prefer something like
Would someone like to make a ticket/wiki page for HereDocuments?
I suggest that here documents could supplant string gaps, which are a
pain both for the compiler and the user and interact badly with CPP. In
fact, I suggest removing string gaps anyway, since
is just as good as
GHC optimises the first to the second anyway. I find myself using
explicit ++ rather than string gaps these days, ever since the problems
with recent versions of GNU CPP and string gaps arose (yes I know cpphs
works with string gaps).
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