[darcs-users] Re: Emacs / Vim / etc

Eric S. Johansson esj at harvee.org
Mon May 24 16:19:31 UTC 2004

Andrew Pimlott wrote:

> On Sun, May 23, 2004 at 11:02:28PM -0700, Samuel A. Falvo II wrote:
>>*pets his Python interpreter.*
>>You don't know how happy it makes me feel to see block-based languages 
>>with indentation used to delineate blocks becoming more popular.
> While we're already off topic, Haskell's layout syntax has two
> advantages over Python's:  1. There is a non-layout alternative, for
> when layout is inconvenient (program-generated code, code embedded in
> another language) or may pass through a whitespace-lossy channel (email,
> cut-n-paste).  2. No continuation lines ("\\\n"), which I find terribly
> ugly.

ob-rant: yea, but can I write Haskell using speech recognition? says the 
speech recognition dependent HP programmer dragging things even further 
off topic...

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