Henrik Nilsson nhn at Cs.Nott.AC.UK
Wed Oct 20 05:52:43 EDT 2004

Hi all,

Malcolm Wallace wrote:
> Ketil Malde <ketil+haskell at> writes:
>>I've recently run into a problem using the preprocessor (ghc -cpp).
>>It seems it barfs on 's (apostrophe).  Annoying, since naming
>>variables something-prime is a fairly common idiom.
>>Is this something that has a workaround, or could be fixed?
> The main workaround if using traditional cpp is to avoid apostrophes. :-(

And this, of course, is one reason why it is good if it is easy to
run CPP only on those files where it is necessary. (Unless everyone
uses "cpphs", then, which ultimately would seem like a good idea.)



Henrik Nilsson
School of Computer Science and Information Technology
The University of Nottingham
nhn at

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