[Haskell-cafe] The difficulty of designing a sequence class

Robert Dockins robdockins at fastmail.fm
Tue Aug 1 08:08:33 EDT 2006

On Jul 31, 2006, at 10:27 PM, John Meacham wrote:


> It is best to think of haskell primitives as something completely new,
> they reuse some naming conventions from OO programming, but that  
> doesn't
> mean they suffer from the same limitations. It took me a few trys to
> wrap my brain around it. I liken learning haskell to tipping over a
> vending machine. you can't just push it, you gotta rock it back and
> forth a few times building up momentum until bam! suddenly the  
> flash of
> insight hits and it all makes sense.

Do you have a lot of personal experience attaining zen-like insight  
by tipping over vending machines? I'll have to try that some time ;-)


Thanks for making me laugh this morning.

>         John

Rob Dockins

Speak softly and drive a Sherman tank.
Laugh hard; it's a long way to the bank.
           -- TMBG

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