[Haskell-cafe] Re: Is "take" behaving correctly?

Ketil Malde ketil at ii.uib.no
Thu Sep 13 05:47:45 EDT 2007

On Thu, 2007-09-13 at 09:56 +0100, Jules Bean wrote:
> Neil Mitchell wrote:
> > Hi
> > 
> >> Although I appluad the semantics of the safe package, I'm not delighted
> >> with the idea of replacing our concise elegant standard library names
> >> with uglyAndRatherLongCamelCaseNamesThatCouldBePerlOrEvenJava though.
> >> Conciseness of expression is a virtue.
> > 
> > They aren't that long - merely an extra 4 characters over the standard
> > one to indicate what the specific semantics are. If you can think of
> > better names, then I'm happy to make use of them.
> No, they're not, and it wasn't intended as a slight against your naming 
> choice. I don't have a better suggestion.

Isn't there sort of a tradition for 'unsafe' to mean dangerous
territory, beyond mere domain limitations for functions, so to call this
'safe' may be a bit misleading? 

Similarly, I expect foo and foo' to be equivalent, except for strictness
properties, but perhaps an underscore could be used for slightly
different behaviors (interpretations, as it were)?  "tail_" or "zip_",


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