[Haskell-cafe] Re: Channel9 Interview: Software Composability and theFu ture of Languages

Dougal Stanton ithika at gmail.com
Wed Jan 31 06:10:48 EST 2007

Quoth Bill Wood, nevermore,
> >     foldl (\water dish -> wash water dish) soapywater dishes :: [Dishes]
> Finally, that doesn't work so well when there are constraints on the
> order that the dishes are washed, for example when washing the cruddiest
> dishes first while there are more suds.

Ah, but that's why one runs the list 'dishes' through the function
'quickndirtysort' before beginning. It's like quicksort but orders by
cruddiness :)

Alas, that still doesn't capture the notion of soapywater degenerating
into murkywater.



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