[Haskell-cafe] Why Perl is more learnable than Haskell
u.stenzel at web.de
Wed Apr 11 20:26:37 EDT 2007
> (I don't need elegant
> factorial or Fibonacci functions in my everyday work.)
I think you do. Most of your utility programs probably fit into the
simple frame of
main = interact $ unlines . map f . lines
for suitable f. Of course, f is hardly ever the factorial function, but
it is a function. My guess is, you think you "just wanted a loop" when
in reality you need to lift a function to work over a list.
> Or I can always wait until I retire; then I'll probably have a sufficiently
> long stretch of free time in my hands
You may need patience, too.
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