<html><body style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space; "><br><div><div>On Jul 22, 2008, at 13:18 , L29Ah wrote:</div><br class="Apple-interchange-newline"><blockquote type="cite"><div dir="ltr">outStanza | (isMessage) = outMessage<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; | (isPresence) = outPresence<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; | (isIQ) = outIQ<br><br>Why such a style doesn't work, so I must write ugly code like that:<br></div></blockquote></div><div><br></div><div>Because the Haskell 98 Report specifies that guards are rewritten in a specific way, which in your case produces invalid code. &nbsp;See&nbsp;<a href="http://haskell.org/onlinereport/decls.html#pattern-bindings">http://haskell.org/onlinereport/decls.html#pattern-bindings</a> for details.</div><div><br></div><div apple-content-edited="true"> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: separate; border-spacing: 0px 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 11px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; text-align: auto; -khtml-text-decorations-in-effect: none; text-indent: 0px; -apple-text-size-adjust: auto; text-transform: none; orphans: 2; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; "><div style="word-wrap: break-word; -khtml-nbsp-mode: space; -khtml-line-break: after-white-space; "><span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: separate; border-spacing: 0px 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 11px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; text-align: auto; -khtml-text-decorations-in-effect: none; text-indent: 0px; -apple-text-size-adjust: auto; text-transform: none; orphans: 2; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; "><span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: separate; border-spacing: 0px 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 11px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; text-align: auto; -khtml-text-decorations-in-effect: none; text-indent: 0px; -apple-text-size-adjust: auto; text-transform: none; orphans: 2; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; "><div><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Monaco"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Monaco; "><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Monaco; ">--&nbsp;</span></span></font></div><div><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Monaco"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Monaco; "><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Monaco; ">brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] <a href="mailto:allbery@kf8nh.com">allbery@kf8nh.com</a></span></span></font></div><div><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Monaco"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Monaco; "><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Monaco; ">system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] <a href="mailto:allbery@ece.cmu.edu">allbery@ece.cmu.edu</a></span></span></font></div><div><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Monaco"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Monaco; "><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Monaco; ">electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university &nbsp; &nbsp;KF8NH</span></span></font></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: separate; border-spacing: 0px 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 11px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; text-align: auto; -khtml-text-decorations-in-effect: none; text-indent: 0px; -apple-text-size-adjust: auto; text-transform: none; orphans: 2; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; "><br class="Apple-interchange-newline"></span></span></span></div></span> </div><br></body></html>