"Elvis" operator (?:) as a reverse infix form of "fromMaybe"

Anthony Cowley acowley at seas.upenn.edu
Sat Oct 12 19:40:53 UTC 2013

> On Oct 12, 2013, at 2:47 PM, Stephen Tetley <stephen.tetley at gmail.com> wrote:
> I agree, it seems a bit wasteful of operator names to start aliasing things that are already in idiomatic use.
> As more get added to Base there are less to play with when you want to design a nice EDSL.

+1 to stemming the operator tide; -1 to Elvis.

The claim such operators make on the space of available identifiers has to be justified. 

Prelude gives us 'maybe', and that meets most of my needs by itself.


>> On 12 October 2013 13:48, Christopher Done <chrisdone at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I've never considered writing fromMaybe painful, personally.
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