antti-juhani at kaijanaho.info
Tue Nov 22 00:09:33 EST 2005
Henning Thielemann wrote:
>> Hence, spacing being significant is not Haskell-specific
> So Haskell is somehow BASICish -- how awful.
No, you got it backwards. I was contrasting a BASIC dialect as an
example of a space-*in*sensitive language to just about every modern
language, including Haskell. In other words, Haskell was specifically
*not* like BASIC in my comparison.
I believe early FORTRAN is another example of a spacing-*in*sensitive
language comparable to that BASIC dialect, and *not* similar to Haskell.
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