patch applied (haskell-prime-status): add ""Make $ left
associative, like application"
Manuel M T Chakravarty
chak at cse.unsw.edu.au
Mon Apr 28 00:32:55 EDT 2008
> Haskell has now reached the point where backwards compatibility is
> something that must be taken very seriously.
> The motivation behind Haskell' was to bring the most common
> extensions into the standard, it was all going to be done in a year.
> Haskell' is not a new language, but growing Haskell98 with common
> If there's something in Haskell' that will require a change every
> 1000 lines, then I think it's acceptable.
> If there's something in Haskell' that will require changing every
> other line, then it's not acceptable. The existing Haskell codes
> bases are simply too big.
I completely agree.
> So I still think changing $ is insane. Why change? If you want a
> new operator, make a new one. Don't make a gratuitous change that
> will waste countless man hours. For me it's a simple decision, if $
> changes I cannot use Haskell'. :(
Given that people can't even agree whether it makes sense to change $
at all, this is IMHO far away from a change that justifies breaking
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