[mercury-users] Syntactic sugar for higher order types and mo des

Michael Day mcda at students.cs.mu.oz.au
Wed Jul 26 09:52:26 AEST 2000

> This is actually easier said than done.  The difficulty is that the
> operator-precedence term parser doesn't know when `->' is part of an
> if-then-else and when it is part of a mode definition, so `->' needs
> to have the same precedence for both usages.

Since Mercury has if-then-else keywords, isn't the -> ; syntax deprecated
and retained solely for Prolog compatibility? Will it be going away in the


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