[Haskell-cafe] Re: advantages of using fix to define rcursive functions

Nicolas Frisby nicolas.frisby at gmail.com
Thu Jul 26 12:32:46 EDT 2007

Just casting my vote for the helpfulness of this reference.

Trying to summarize in one phrase: you can do interesting
manipulations to functions before applying fix that you cannot do to
functions after applying fix (conventional functions fall in this
second category).

On 7/26/07, Chung-chieh Shan <ccshan at post.harvard.edu> wrote:
> You might enjoy this paper:
> Bruce J. McAdam, 1997. That about wraps it up: Using FIX to handle
> errors without exceptions, and other programming tricks. Tech. Rep.
> ECS-LFCS-97-375, Laboratory for Foundations of Computer Science,
> Department of Computer Science, University of Edinburgh.
> http://www.lfcs.informatics.ed.ac.uk/reports/97/ECS-LFCS-97-375/
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