Tab "\t" character behaviour in (Win)hugs/ghc

Alastair David Reid
18 Sep 2001 16:33:09 -0600

"Rijk-Jan van Haaften" <>:
>> What does the language definition say about [tabs]?

> Nothing at all, I believe, but the convention is [...]

The Haskell 1.4 report says what is meant to happen (section 1.5)
(which was to follow the convention).

The Haskell 98 report omits this section.

I would like to report this omission as a bug in the report.

[I think this is a different bug from the "how do Bird tracks affect
layout?" bug reported by Malcolm Wallace earlier today.]

Alastair Reid