Text.ParserCombinators.* is a bad name
Malcolm.Wallace at cs.york.ac.uk
Wed Mar 8 08:55:11 EST 2006
Ross Paterson <ross at soi.city.ac.uk> wrote:
> > Is it helpful to blur the boundaries between the glue and the
> > things being glued?
> OK, but to replace ParserCombinators with Combinators is to forget
> what kind of glue we're talking about.
Oh, I agree with you there. What I'm saying is that trimming either
half of the name, "Parser" or "Combinator", potentially loses a
> > > System.Console.GetOpt?
> Sorry, it's the Console I object to, as in System.Console.Readline,
> when it's for parsing the command line. There may be no console
> involved at all.
I always assumed "Console" was basically synonymous with "command-line".
Are arguments ever passed to a program by some other means? Or is it
the fact that getOpt just parses strings, regardless of where they came
from (program arguments or otherwise)?
Any better suggestions?
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