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Date: 2002-02-06 (18:25)
From: Markus Mottl <markus@o...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] syntax foo
On Wed, 06 Feb 2002, Brian Rogoff wrote:
> On Tue, 5 Feb 2002, [iso-8859-15] Jérôme Marant wrote:
> >   People who want a Haskell-like syntax will have to go for Haskell or
> The syntactic differences between Haskell and OCaml are insignificant
> beside the semantic ones.

This is definitely not true: Haskell is sensitive to layout, which alone
makes it very different from a syntactic point of view. Though this
lets Haskell-programs look very nice to the human eye, it also makes
other things more difficult, e.g. using preprocessors or automatic code
generation. The parser is also more difficult to implement.

Markus Mottl

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