Here-docs in Haskell source

John Goerzen jgoerzen at
Fri Sep 22 22:39:39 EDT 2006

On Fri, Sep 22, 2006 at 09:30:50PM -0400, Ian Zimmerman wrote:
> 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.

I don't understand -- what language-agnostic tools would this confuse 
more than any other syntax?

> 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
> guess: badly.

python-mode actually handles Python syntax a lot better than 
haskell-mode handles Haskell syntax, particularly regarding indentation.

-- John

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