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

Wolfgang Jeltsch g9ks157k at
Thu Apr 24 15:00:24 EDT 2008

Am Mittwoch, 23. April 2008 01:20 schrieb Duncan Coutts:
> […]

> Surely there was a justification to having $ be the opposite
> associativity from application and not just a different precedence. Does
> anyone know what it was?

Probably the fact that you can write

> f $ g $ h $ u $ v $ w $ x

instead of

> f (g (h (u (v (w x)))))

and thereby avoid building forests of parantheses.

> Duncan

Best wishes,

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