Why the overloadedstrings bit?
Mads Kjeldgaard
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Glad you made it! :)

Haskell is a very extensible programming language, some users even write extensions for the compiler (kind of like Chrome plugins) that do awesome stuff. Tidal leverages these extensions.

What is a pattern in Tidal? Is it something by itself like keywords or special syntax? Not really. Is it a string? Nope. But it looks like a string!

With OverloadedStrings we tell the compiler to treat stuff that looks like a string like another thing we’d like (in this case, a pattern) and viceversa.

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