[Haskell-cafe] There can be only one fix? Pondering Bekic's lemma
nicolas.frisby at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 11:38:39 EDT 2007
Whooops. Thanks for the correction.
On 3/20/07, Levent Erkok <erkokl at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/19/07, Nicolas Frisby <nicolas.frisby at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Nope, but I believe the two are equipotent. This usage of "believe" is
> > one of those "I think I remember reading it somewhere" usages.
> > On 3/19/07, Henning Thielemann < lemming at henning-thielemann.de> wrote:
> > >
> > > On Sat, 17 Mar 2007, Nicolas Frisby wrote:
> > >
> > > > Bekic's lemma , allows us to transform nested fixed points into a
> > > > single fixed point, such as:
> > > >
> > > > fix (\x -> fix (\y -> f (x, y))) = fix f where f :: (a, a) -> a
> > >
> > > The 'fix' on the right hand side is not the standard one (e.g.
> > > Control.Monad.Fix), is it?
> Yes, it is the standard "fix". The Bekic lemma actually reads:
> fix (\x -> fix (\y -> f (x, y))) = fix (\x -> f (x, x))
> which should explain the confusion here.
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