#ifdef considered harmful

Graham Klyne GK at ninebynine.org
Wed Apr 7 13:20:47 EDT 2004

At 08:57 07/04/04 +0100, Simon Peyton-Jones wrote:
>cpp is readily available everywhere, whereas some new
>tool would not be.

Hmmm... it was my perception of the falsity of this that led me to raise 
the issue in the first place.  See also [1].

Otherwise, I broadly agree with the points you make.


[1] http://www.haskell.org//pipermail/libraries/2004-April/002009.html

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