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

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Wed Jan 31 12:30:10 EST 2007

On Jan 31, 2007, at 6:10 , Dougal Stanton wrote:

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

Only because the definition of wash hasn't been provided; obviously,  
it returns a new value of water which is less soapy than the  
initializer soapywater.  :)

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