Personal tools

Pronunciation

From HaskellWiki

(Difference between revisions)
Jump to: navigation, search
(added cons)
Line 44: Line 44:
 
| <hask> : </hask>
 
| <hask> : </hask>
 
| cons
 
| cons
  +
|-
  +
| <hask> [] </hask>
  +
| nil
  +
|-
  +
| <hask> () </hask>
  +
| unit
 
|}
 
|}
   

Revision as of 20:48, 8 January 2008

Some notes for beginners on how to pronounce those strange Haskell operators etc.

This is just a rough start to this page. Obviously needs more work.

This can be a table with formal and informal ways of saying various operators and code snippets such as

Symbol Pronounciation
 ->
maps to, to
 -<
 =
is
 ==
equals
 =>
is a witness for, implies
 .
dot (could be used anywhere, but especially in, for example, Data.Char.ord), ring, compose (for example, negate . (+1)), (silent) (for example, forall a. (Num a) => a)
 <-
drawn from, from
 ++
append
 >>=
bind
 >>
then
 \
lambda
 :
cons
 []
nil
 ()
unit
Example Pronounciation
f :: Int -> Int
f has type Int to Int

should we add informal, possibly bad suggestions like "then", "is", "gets"?