[Haskell-cafe] Collections

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Tue Jun 19 16:23:09 EDT 2007

Jens Fisseler wrote:
> The equivalent of Haskell's list data type would be the array type of most 
> imperative or object-oriented languages. Both are some sort of basic 
> collection type, good for their own sake, but if you want more 
> specialized collection types, you have to implement them.

Maybe it's just a culture thing then... In your typical OOP language, 
you spend five minutes thinking "now, what collection type shall I use 
here?" before going on to actually write the code. In Haskell, you just 
go "OK, so I'll put a list here..."

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