Here-docs in Haskell source
itz at madbat.mine.nu
Fri Sep 22 21:30:50 EDT 2006
Ian> If you do this at all, reuse the regular quotes, don't invent yet
Ian> another weird and wonderful lexical syntax. Haskell is already bad
Ian> enough that way, with \ used for lambda and so on. @" would be
Ian> okay I guess.
John> Why not just go the Python way and use """ ? That is, three
John> literal quotes at the beginning and end. After all, Python has
John> lifted quite a few things from Haskell. Time to return the
John> favor. ;-)
Because it will confuse language-agnostic tools.
Do you use Emacs? How does it handle the Python syntax? I am not a
Python programmer, so I can't answer that myself. But I'll hazard a
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