Who needs Ord for Sets and Maps anyway?

Samuel Bronson naesten at gmail.com
Thu Jan 19 14:14:31 EST 2006

On 19/01/06, Cale Gibbard <cgibbard at gmail.com> wrote:

> That said, 'interface' or perhaps 'predicate' or 'relation' seem like
> slightly better words than 'class' here, purely from an English
> language perspective, but the term 'class' does have a justification,
> and I think it's already blatantly obvious to new Haskell programmers
> that Haskell classes are not too much like OO classes, even if the
> terminology is similar. Is the small benefit really worth the trouble
> of altering all the literature and code to change the name?

Even worse, we'd also have to change all the jokes and t-shirt designs!

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