[Haskell] Re: Use of tab characters...
jyp_7 at yahoo.com
Sun Jan 25 15:05:32 EST 2004
--- "Sean L. Palmer" <seanpalmer at verizon.net> wrote:
> Joking aside, surely you intelligent people realize
> that the internals of a
> file format have nothing whatsoever to do with the
> user interface of the
> editing tool. Something like this would be
> completely transparent *if* you
> used the right tools.
> This just shows how deeply ingrained the ascii plain
> text mindset is in the
> programming community. I don't expect anything like
> this to ever fly, for
> this reason. You guys won't let it. :(
Mmmmm... The dark side clouds everything...
Seriously, Plain Text (TM) is a proven technology for
editing code, and leveraging the power of XML just
to improve over indentation might be off-target.
Seriously, programs can (or should...) be encoded at a
level of abstraction that matches their semantics
more closely than matrix of caracters, and you're
right to raise the issue.
Seriously, Haskell is already so powerful (read:
enables the programmer to define it own astractions)
that any layer above it is easily useless.
Obviously, something can be done though;
Just some thoughts...
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