Proposal: require spaces around the dot operator

Roman Leshchinskiy rl at
Sun Feb 12 23:46:49 CET 2012

On 12/02/2012, at 02:42, Isaac Dupree wrote:

> Does it help your concern about breaking existing code to make sure this proposal has a LANGUAGE flag? ("-XDotSpaces" or such)
> (I'm guessing that helps somewhat but not very satisfactorily; the more default and standard it becomes, the more often it tends to break code anyway.)

I'm actually not sure why anyone would want to turn on the flag if all it does is render legal Haskell code invalid. I really doubt it would become widely used. So while it would address my concern in a sense, I don't really see the point of introducing it.


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