RECOMMENDATION: Use 'labeled fields' rather than records when
talking about labeled fields
qdunkan at gmail.com
Wed Feb 24 14:35:44 EST 2010
On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 11:03 AM, John Meacham <john at repetae.net> wrote:
> This isn't so much a proposal as a recommendation for terminology we use
> when talking about things on the list and proposals in general. Calling
> haskell's labeled field mechanism 'records' leads to all sorts of
> confusion for people that come from other languages where 'records'
> means something else, this is compounded by the fact there are several
> actual record proposals out there that are orthogonal to labeled fields,
> but calling fields 'records' confuses this issue.
Just out of curiosity, what are the attributes associated with
"labeled fields" and what are the ones associated with "records"?
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