A possible alternative to dot notation for record access
johnw at fpcomplete.com
Mon Jul 1 08:27:14 CEST 2013
>>>>> Edward Kmett <ekmett at gmail.com> writes:
> If you really want to hunt for unused syntax and we wind up needing a (.)
> analogue then (->) is currently a reserved operator, so opening it up for
> use at the term level could be made to work, and there is a precedent with
> c/c++ pointer dereferencing.
Imagine this possible code:
foo :: Maybe Foo -> Bar
foo (fromMaybe def -> x) = \x -> case x of
Foo x -> x->y->z
I think it might get a bit ugly to give it a 5th meaning.
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