iavor.diatchki at gmail.com
Sun Feb 28 22:56:21 EST 2010
I am not sure about the rationale but if you need a program/library
which re-renders Show-able values with more spaces, so that they are
more human readable, I wrote one
(http://hackage.haskell.org/package/pretty-show). I find it very
useful for debugging.
On Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 7:03 PM, Evan Laforge <qdunkan at gmail.com> wrote:
> This must be explained somewhere, but I can't find it. I've always
> been curious why ghc's Show avoids all unnecessary spaces. It's
> contrary to how most people format source so it can't be pasted into
> source, and can be hard to read. Other languages tend to put in
> spaces. I don't see anything in
> http://www.haskell.org/onlinereport/basic.html specifying the
> whitespace usage of Show. I notice that the examples don't use
> spaces, but those are just examples, right?
> What's the rationale?
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