[Haskell-beginners] combinator

Henk-Jan van Tuyl hjgtuyl at chello.nl
Thu Sep 20 13:24:54 CEST 2012

On Thu, 20 Sep 2012 12:59:11 +0200, Christopher Howard  
<christopher.howard at frigidcode.com> wrote:

> Is there some kind soul who would elaborate somewhat on what exactly a
> combinator is, and the significance they have in Haskell programming? Is
> there anything special about the way that we use the term in a Haskell
> programming context? Are combinators tied into everything we do in
> Haskell, or is it more of a special branch of study?
> A year or two ago I studied some lambda calculus, and I remember some
> interesting (but rather theoretical) little problems involving
> properties of certain combinators, and how they behaved when combined
> with others. But in some Haskell module documentation, it seems like
> everything and anything is referred to as a "combinator", so I'm getting
> a bit confused.

There is a short explanation in the HaskellWiki[0]

Henk-Jan van Tuyl

[0] http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Combinator

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