[Haskell-cafe] A different Maybe maybe

Dougal Stanton ithika at gmail.com
Thu Mar 8 06:39:06 EST 2007

On 08/03/07, Dan Weston <westondan at imageworks.com> wrote:

> 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 agree with your sentiment that discovering things is fun, no matter
how many times it has been done before. But I don't think the other
respondents were critical. I read them as properly congratulatory, not
sarcastic. It's not everyone that gets to claim they had the same idea
as Alonzo Church! ;-)

Maybe we need a You Could Have Invented Church Encoding (And Maybe You
Already Have) [1] blog post somewhere...


[1]: http://sigfpe.blogspot.com/2006/08/you-could-have-invented-monads-and.html

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