[Haskell-beginners] Y-combinator

Brent Yorgey byorgey at seas.upenn.edu
Wed Feb 24 19:31:59 EST 2010

On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 11:53:50PM +0000, Jon Harrop wrote:
> On Wednesday 24 February 2010 20:53:14 Edward Z. Yang wrote:
> > http://haskell.org/hoogle/3/?q=fix
> That leads to the following source:
> http://haskell.org/ghc/docs/latest/html/libraries/base/src/Data-Function.html
> but it uses a workaround rather than extending the type system. I'm looking 
> for an equivalent of OCaml's -rectypes that enables recursive types in 
> Haskell (e.g. in ghci)?

Haskell has recursive types, but they are iso-recursive rather than
equi-recursive; the recursion must always be guarded by a data
constructor.  I am not sure what you mean by saying that Data.Function
contains a "workaround".  What exactly are you trying to do?


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