[Haskell-cafe] strictness and the simple continued fraction

William Lee Irwin III wli at holomorphy.com
Sat Oct 9 15:48:45 EDT 2004

On Sat, Oct 09, 2004 at 12:33:53PM -0700, William Lee Irwin III wrote:
>> So, I discovered that simple continued fractions are supposed to be
>> spiffy lazy lists and thought I'd bang out some continued fraction code.
>> But then I discovered ContFrac.hs and couldn't really better it. Of
>> course, I went about trying to actually do things relying on their
>> laziness, and discovered they weren't as lazy as I hoped they'd be.
>> Simple uses of approximations at the ghci command line such as:

On Sat, Oct 09, 2004 at 12:39:44PM -0700, William Lee Irwin III wrote:
> Of course, I instantly discover the bug once I publicly embarrass myself.
> Please disregard.

Gaffe #2, fixing compare didn't actually fix it. Bombs away...

-- wli

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