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

Brian Hulley brianh at metamilk.com
Mon May 29 16:00:22 EDT 2006

Brian Hulley wrote:
> Jon Fairbairn wrote:
>> You've read
>> http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0444875085/qid=1148927765/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_0_1/203-8973698-1827131
>> I presume? ;-) It's a bestseller...
> I must admit I haven't read it...
> Are you saying that this book contains the knowledge I'd need to form
> such concepts as to be able to directly comprehend (.).(.)  as easily
> as \f g a b -> f(g a b) ?
> (since I already know how to manually convert one to the other by a
> sequence of substitutions but this knowledge alone doesn't help)
> If so, then I'll buy it...

I think my question above would be rather impossible to answer, so apologies 
for asking it.
Thanks for the recommendation. I've ordered the book (I've wanted a good 
reference for lambda calculus for a while) and regardless of whether or not 
it enables me to directly comprehend (.).(.) immediately I'm sure I'll at 
least learn something worthwhile...

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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