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From: Christian Lindig <lindig@e...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] petty complaints
On Sun, Apr 01, 2001 at 09:26:59PM -0700, Brian Rogoff wrote:
>     Another unrelated trifling question concerns the syntax of numerical 
> literals. 

Now that the spring cleaning for OCaml's syntax (floats, labels,
constructors) is in full swing, here is my wish:  Haskell allows to
use any identifier as a binary operator when it is placed in
backquotes:  x `plus` y.  These operators are often more readable than
the classic infix operator symbols.  These terms have no associativity
and a low precedence, thus forcing to use parentheses.  An
implementation would only affect the lexer and should not be too hard. 
Would other people like this feature, too?

-- Christian

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