[Haskell] GADT: call for proper terminology
paul.hudak at yale.edu
Wed Oct 11 09:47:55 EDT 2006
Lennart Augustsson wrote:
> Well, I think the GADT type definition syntax is the syntax data type
> definitions should have had from the start. Too bad we didn't
> realize it 15 years ago.
> -- Lennart
I agree! In my experience teaching Haskell, the current syntax is a bit
confusing for newbies, and for years I've been telling students, "It
really means this: ..." and then I write out a syntax more like GADT's.
I also think that if we had adopted this syntax from the beginning,
GADT's would have been "discovered" far sooner than now.
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