[Haskell-cafe] Re: Unexpected results with simple IO

Maurício briqueabraque at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 17 16:31:58 EST 2006

   You're right... I was running the example in rxvt, in cygwin. Now I 
tried in Windows command shell and it works.


Cale Gibbard wrote:
> That doesn't happen for me at all, it works just fine. Maybe it's
> something wrong with your terminal? You could possibly try playing
> with the buffering settings on stdout, using hSetBuffering in
> System.IO.
>  - Cale
> On 17/02/06, Maurício <briqueabraque at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>   Dear Haskell users,
>>   I have a problem using IO. The small test program below asks the user
>>to guess from a list of random numbers between 1 and 10. Everything
>>works well excepts for one problem: all the messages ("Guess a
>>number...", "Right..." and "Wrong...") are printed after the program
>>finishes, i.e., I have to use it blind. I'm afraid I misunderstand
>>something important about lazyness or monads... What am I doing wrong?
>>   Thanks,
>>   Maurício
>>module Main where
>>import Random
>>main = do
>>    r_gen <- getStdGen --random generator
>>    let r_list = (randomRs (1,10) r_gen) --random list
>>    guess_loop (r_list)
>>guess_loop (r:r_others) = do
>>    putStrLn "Guess a number between 1 and 10:"
>>    n <- readLn
>>    if n==r
>>       then do
>>          putStrLn "Right! :)"
>>          return ()
>>       else do
>>          putStrLn "Wrong... :("
>>          guess_loop r_others
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