In Python, I often want to repeatedly say "apply some function to the remainder of the current statement". Think
foo(bar(baz(qux, quux))). In my text editor, which mostly automatically handles the parenthesis correctly, this is a quick thing to type.
$ operator is pretty sweet. All of the following are equivalent in Haskell:
putStrLn (show (1 + 1)) putStrLn (show $ 1 + 1) putStrLn $ show (1 + 1) putStrLn $ show $ 1 + 1
Python should adopt Haskell's
$ operator. That is, the following should be equivalent:
foo(bar(baz(qux, quux))) foo $ bar $ baz(qux, quux) foo $ bar $ baz $ qux, quuxThough odd looking, there's easy consistency for unary functions:
foo() foo $Haters of the new-ish print might find respite in
print $ foo.