[Haskell-cafe] Re: [Haskell] (.) . (.)

Brian Hulley brianh at metamilk.com
Mon May 29 14:13:39 EDT 2006

Donald Bruce Stewart wrote:
> brianh:
>> How did you know to write ((.).(.)) instead of (\f g a b -> f (g a
>> b)) ?
> If you play with the @pointless plugin in lambdabot
>    http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/Pointfree

Thanks for pointing this out :-)

I'm reminded of Spock rebuilding his mind with the help of 3 computers in 
Star Trek IV!!!

> it becomes almost second nature with practice :)

Seriously though - this is an interesting way forward. My luddite tendencies 
always send me towards pencil and paper but iiuc what you're saying is that 
I should go for the immersive approach and think of it like learning a 
foreign language, and actually make use of the technology for conceptual 

I'll have to try this out...

Best regards, Brian.

Logic empowers us and Love gives us purpose.
Yet still phantoms restless for eras long past,
congealed in the present in unthought forms,
strive mightily unseen to destroy us.


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