patch applied (haskell-prime-status): proposal: remove string gaps

Manuel M T Chakravarty chak at
Tue Apr 1 20:03:25 EDT 2008

John Meacham:
> On Tue, Apr 01, 2008 at 09:47:30PM +0100, Neil Mitchell wrote:
>>    * string gaps cause problems with CPP, which doesn't like the
>> backslash at the end of the line. (a minor consideration, since CPP  
>> is
>> not part of the language, and in any case there is cpphs).
> Between the two, I'd say CPP is the much uglier beast. (I tend to  
> use m4
> actually when I must use a preprocessor in general, it meshes with  
> haskell better
> and is pretty ubiquitous). In any case, the simple solution of
> not using CPP in the same file as string gaps works quite well. It has
> never really been an issue before.

Repeat after me: CPP is evil!

Plus I like strings gaps and have used them a lot.


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