[Haskell] ANNOUNCE: string-qq-0.0.2
gtener at gmail.com
Tue Jun 28 20:25:03 CEST 2011
What about Literate Haskell then? People write a lot of LH blog posts, so it
would seem to be quite flexible.
On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 16:13, Dave Bayer <bayer at cpw.math.columbia.edu>wrote:
> Part of the dominance of scripting languages is clean support for heredocs.
> So much of every arena of life comes down to getting "It's not about me!" I
> love Haskell but it doesn't get this. Imagine a document that's nominally
> Haskell, but about 80% some other language such as TeX (e.g. code for a
> self-generating textbook). Anything short of "these lines belong to the
> other language, with not a single intervening character in the way" simply
> doesn't work. So, yes, Haskell supports multi-line strings, but not
> heredocs, a subtle but crucial syntactic distinction. Restated, one can cut
> and paste many entire lines of foreign code into a heredoc, with no worries
> about conversion.
> Heredocs should be part of the base spec of any credible language, with the
> requirement "Can the language completely disappear behind another language,
> in the source file?" As I said, the key issue is getting "It's not about
> On Jun 28, 2011, at 1:57 AM, Jean-Marie Gaillourdet wrote:
> > Hi Audrey,
> > are you aware that Haskell already supports multi-line strings?
> > foo = "This is a\
> > \multi-line\
> > \string!"
> > See Section 2.6 of http://haskell.org/onlinereport/lexemes.html
> > Regards,
> > Jean
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