patch applied (haskell-prime-status): add ""Make $ left associative, like application"

Simon Marlow marlowsd at
Tue Apr 22 19:21:18 EDT 2008

Chris Smith wrote:
> On Tue, 22 Apr 2008 15:53:39 -0700, Simon Marlow wrote:
>> Tue Apr 22 15:53:31 PDT 2008  Simon Marlow
>> <simonmarhaskell at>
>>   * add ""Make $ left associative, like application"
> Is there a justification for this somewhere?

I'm hoping someone will supply some.  There seemed to be strong opinion 
on #haskell that this change should be made, but it might just have been 
a very vocal minority.

> I know it would break 
> nearly every single piece of Haskell code I've ever written.  As such, 
> I'm biased toward thinking it's an extremely bad idea.

Absolutely.  Given that, we'd need a *very* good reason to make the change.


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