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A name containing one or more name parts and one or more _ can be used as an operator where the arguments go in place of the _. For instance, an application of the name if_then_else_ to arguments x, y, and z can be written either as a normal application if_then_else_ x y z or as an operator application if x then y else z.


  _and_ : Bool -> Bool -> Bool
  true and x = x
  false and _ = false
  if_then_else_ : {A : Set} -> Bool -> A -> A -> A
  if true then x else y = x
  if false then x else y = y

Another interesting example in the Standard Library is the notation for equational reasoning (Relation.Binary.PreorderReasoning).

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