Shooting yourself in the foot, a contribution

Matthew Donadio
Thu, 22 May 2003 20:24:36 -0400

Ashley Yakeley wrote:
> In Haskell, it's provably impossible to shoot yourself in the foot
> without using unsafeShootSelfInFoot. Curiously, this doesn't stop people
> using unsafeShootSelfInFoot in released software.

In Haskell, you pull the trigger, but the gun doesn't fire until the
paramedics get there to bandage the wound.

Matthew Donadio (