[Haskell-cafe] extreme newbie: hugs prompt vs load module
gry at ll.mit.edu
Wed Aug 23 10:16:12 EDT 2006
[linux, ghci 126.96.36.19960820, hugs May 2006]
I have just started learning Haskell. I have hugs and ghci under
linux, and I'm going through the Gentle Introduction to
Haskell<http://www.haskell.org/tutorial>, so far through section 4,
"case expressions and pattern matching". I'm a python programmer, with
background in maclisp, scheme, T, C, C++, and a little J.
I'm confused about what sort of things I can type at the interpreter
prompt, and what things have to be loaded as a module. I keep trying
to treat the prompt like a lisp or python REPL, which is obviously
wrong. Can someone set me straight?
Is there another tutorial that might be more appropriate for me?
I am finding haskell quite appealing. I hope to start writing real (if
small) applications to do some data analysis from our Postgres DB. Any
"Are the gods not just?" "Oh no, child.
What would become of us if they were?" (C.S. Lewis)
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