[Haskell-cafe] Haskell vs OCaml

Branimir Maksimovic bmaxa at hotmail.com
Sun Dec 25 05:35:21 EST 2005

>From: Lennart Augustsson <lennart at augustsson.net>
>To: Branimir Maksimovic <bmaxa at hotmail.com>
>CC: daniel.carrera at zmsl.com, Haskell-Cafe at haskell.org
>Subject: Re: [Haskell-cafe] Haskell vs OCaml
>Date: Sun, 25 Dec 2005 10:25:44 +0100
>Branimir Maksimovic wrote:
>>I've found that Haskell is pretty good in implementing recursive 
>>Problem cames when one want's to implement non recursive algorithm
>>by terms of recursion as Haskell does not support loops.
>>Perhaps if we can get loops, situation will improve, but then that
>>wouldn't be functional style.
>Could you give an example of a loop you find awkward in Haskell?

Well I want simple loop for(int i =0;i<10;++i)doSomething(i);
in haskell that would be
for begin end f | begin /= end = do  {f begin ; for (begin+1) end f}
                      | otherwise = return ()

>I've often found that you can just define a control construct
>in Haskell when needed (e.g., some kind of loop).

I don't know how to do that.

Greetings, Bane.

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