cond and match
Mon, 10 Dec 2001 17:26:35 +0100
On Sun, Dec 09, 2001 at 01:07:08PM +0000, Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk wrote:
> Fri, 7 Dec 2001 17:12:52 -0500 (EST), David Feuer <email@example.com> pisze:
> > I'm wondering why Haskell doesn't support Scheme-like cond statements
> > or a pattern matching predicate.
> I agree that both constructs make sense. The main objective is probably
> that the syntax is already quite rich and this would be another thing
> to learn and implement.
As well, these constructs would reserve two more identifiers and so
break quite some existing programs. I could expect that especially
match could be used sometimes, like
let match = search foo bar in
use match somehow