I came across some curious Haskell tweets lately and decided to group them in a unique place.
It is, all things considered, probably a good thing that this is not valid Haskell. pic.twitter.com/ALKFDSbYY6
— getty (@aisamanra) May 21, 2015
These made me remember about a curious fact: did you know that there are other types of spaces in Unicode, like U+00A0, the no-break space? What about using it in Ruby? (please don’t)
Whenever I see someone talking about non-ASCII characters in programming languages, I always get back to APL, an old language that used extremely concise notation similar to mathematics itself. Due to most keyboards being horrible, it never caught on. :-(
(Mental note: having some kind of LaTeX math symbols embedded into a language for scientific computing would be… interesting.)