[Haskell-cafe] Re: Re: Debugging partial functions by the rules

Benjamin Franksen benjamin.franksen at bessy.de
Sat Nov 18 08:29:42 EST 2006


you wrote:
> I suspect I would be classified as a newbie relative to most posters on
> this list but here's my thoughts anyway...
> [...]
> One of my initial responses to haskell was disappointment upon seeing
> head,
> fromJust and the like.  'Those look nasty', I sez to meself.
> From day one I've tried to avoid using them.  Very occasionally I do use
> them in the heat of the moment, but it makes me feel unclean and I end up
> having to take my keyboard into the bathroom for a good scrubbing with the
> sandsoap.

I completely agree and couldn't have said it in any better way (including
the relative newbie part).


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