[Haskell-cafe] FAQ: Why no interactive definitions?

Greg Woodhouse gregory.woodhouse at sbcglobal.net
Thu Dec 22 14:03:09 EST 2005

In neither GHCi nor Hugs (so far as I know) is it possible to
interactively enter definitions. coming from Scheme, this was a bit of
a surprise, as I'm used to being able to enter, say

(define mysquare
    (lambda (x)
      (* x x)))

Is this just a matter of the feature not being implemented, or is there
a deeper reason for this?

Gregory Woodhouse  <gregory.woodhouse at sbcglobal.net>
"Interaction is the mind-body problem of computing."
--Philip L. Wadler

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