[Haskell-beginners] Does haskell have to have values?

Mike Meyer mwm at mired.org
Thu Mar 24 01:36:33 CET 2011

On Wed, 23 Mar 2011 22:52:12 +0000
Stephen Tetley <stephen.tetley at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 23 March 2011 20:17, Mike Meyer <mwm at mired.org> wrote:
> > So the question is - is there any advantage or harm in this way of
> > looking at values?
[as nullary functions]
> Be careful, wise voices appear to conclude it is harmful:
> http://conal.net/blog/posts/everything-is-a-function-in-haskell/

True, they do appear to have concluded that this is harmful. But this
article is more about how people get to that harmful conclusion than
about what's harmful about it. While that answers my question, I'd be
interested in seeing more about why it's harmful.

Mike Meyer <mwm at mired.org>		http://www.mired.org/consulting.html
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