Unary minus (was: micro-rant)

Jerzy Karczmarczuk karczma@info.unicaen.fr
Mon, 13 Aug 2001 17:11:57 +0200

matt hellige:

> ... i think people would
> be pretty frustrated if "-56.2" worked but not "-x"...

Weell, the Cleaners around have to live with it. -5 works. For variables
they write ~x. But "-" in front of a number is not a lexical entity, but
a syntactic one, so f -5 and f (-5) are a bit different.

I didn't follow this discussion, but please avoid this mess in Haskell.

Jerzy Karczmarczuk