[Haskell-cafe] A different Maybe maybe
lennart at augustsson.net
Thu Mar 8 04:29:09 EST 2007
It's not wasted time at all. Discovering things is fun and
interesting; it doen't matter if someone else has discovered it first.
On Mar 8, 2007, at 02:51 , Dan Weston wrote:
>> Congratulations! You've just reinvented Church encoding.
> Do not let the multiple responses of how you apparently wasted your
> time reinventing (or do they mean stealing?) something Church did
> long ago dampen your enthusiasm to learn exciting things and then
> share them.
> I for one am always eager to hear them, and am now reading up on
> Church encoding so that I can sound as in the know as everybody
> else on this list.
> The Nobel-prize-winning Richard Feinmann loved to rederive
> previously discovered things. On occasion, he even managed to
> invent new physical theories by finding flaw in them. I suspect he
> might well have replied to you with somewhat more encouraging words
> than others have seen fit to offer.
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