[bitc-dev] Syntax Poll: Polymorphic Types

Zorg 421 zorglub421 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 5 13:16:32 EST 2009


Personnaly I would let the caml like syntax, for not having to switch
between two habits for languages I do not use on a day to day basis.

On Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 7:01 PM, Jonathan S. Shapiro <shap at eros-os.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 12:52 PM, Rick R <rick.richardson at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Perhaps I'm missing something here, but how would postfix notation be at all
>> helpful for type construction? It seems like every sane language puts the
>> Constructor name 1st.
>
> It's subjectively more readable:
>
>   char list   vs.   list [of] char.
>
> >From my perspective, the concern would be on the one hand that this
> readability may not extend gracefully to multiple type arguments (in
> OCaml these are parenthesized), but on the other that the prefix
> notation wants to look like application, and I'm not sure how that's
> going to work out (need to try it in the parser).
>
> shap
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