[Haskell-cafe] Re: map (-2) [1..5]

Aaron Denney wnoise at ofb.net
Tue Sep 19 18:47:05 EDT 2006

On 2006-09-11, Aaron Denney <wnoise at ofb.net> wrote:
>> See "What About the Natural Numbers" - "Colin Runciman" - it's a good read :)
> I will when I get the chance.

Finally found a copy.  It is a good read.  I mostly agree with him.
The biggest exception is about the need for highly optimized, near the
machine level, representations of the naturals.  17 years later with
much better computers, I think the unary representation works just fine,
and transparently conveys what it means.

Aaron Denney

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