[Haskell-cafe] do we have something like isDefined or isNull in Haskell?

Bryan Burgers bryan.burgers at gmail.com
Thu Jun 15 08:05:58 EDT 2006

On 6/15/06, Vladimir Portnykh <vportnykh at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Suppose there is a data definition in Haskell:
> data MyType = MyType { date     :: Double,
>                    weight       :: Double,
>                   height        :: Double
>                 } deriving (Eq, Ord, Show)
> Is it possible to check if the field height, for example, is filled
> in(defined)? Can we give default values in Haskell?
> Many thanks and sorry fro so sily questions. Vladimir

You could make date, weight, and height "Maybe Double"s, then
isDefined = isJust and isNull = isNothing.


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