[Haskell-cafe] Function application like a Unix pipe

Scherrer, Chad Chad.Scherrer at pnl.gov
Wed Nov 23 11:24:58 EST 2005

Henning Thielemann <lemming at henning-thielmann.de> writes:

> Since
>   (a . b) x
>   a $ b x
>   a (b x)
> are equivalent, do you also want to reverse function and 
> argument in order to match argument order of . and $ ?
> That is
>   x (b . a)
>   x b $ a
>   (x b) a
> ?

I'm sorry, I'm not sure I understand your question. Are you asking
whether one should be allowed to write x f instead of f x? I don't think
anyone is advocating this, but is can be convenient to have an infix
operator for this purpose.

Chad Scherrer
Computational Mathematics Group
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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