Thomas Hallgren <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> In the syntax for labeled fields (records) the symbol <- is chosen
> as the operator used to associate a label with a value in
> constructions and patterns:
> According to a committee member, there were no convincing reasons
> why <- was chosen. Other symbols, like = and := were also considered.
I support Thomas Hallgen's suggestion that `=' be used instead.
Another reason, in addition to the two he mentioned, is that the `<-'
symbol is very unintuitive when used for pattern matching, because the
arrow is in the *opposite* direction to the data-flow. I find this
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