Pronunciation
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! Pronounciation  ! Pronounciation  
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+   <hask> :: </hask>  
+   has type (in definitions); at type (in expressions or patterns)  
    
 <hask> > </hask>   <hask> > </hask> 
Revision as of 21:09, 8 January 2008
Some notes for beginners on how to pronounce those strange Haskell operators etc.
This is just a rough start to this page. Obviously needs more work.
This can be a table with formal and informal ways of saying various operators and code snippets such as
Symbol  Pronounciation 

:: 
has type (in definitions); at type (in expressions or patterns) 
> 
maps to, to 
= 
is 
== 
equals 
/= 
notequals 
=> 
is a witness for, implies 
. 
dot (could be used anywhere, but especially in, for example, Data.Char.ord), ring, compose (for example, negate . (+1)), (silent) (for example, forall a. (Num a) => a) 
< 
drawn from, from 
< 

++ 
append 
>>= 
bind 
>> 
then 
\ 
lambda 
! 
bang; strict (in patterns or data definitions); index (in expressions) 
: 
cons 
[] 
nil 
() 
unit 
(,) 
2tuple, pair 
(a,b,c) 
[3]tuple [of] a, b, and c 
Example  Pronounciation 

f :: Int > Int 
f has type Int to Int 
should we add informal, possibly bad suggestions like "then", "is", "gets"?