[Haskell-cafe] Spot the difference!

PR Stanley prstanley at ntlworld.com
Thu Sep 20 00:16:06 EDT 2007

I must confess that the use of "\_" had me a little confused at first 
but thinking about it I can see that it makes perfect sense to have 
an argument or a wildcard character for any value.
Cheers, Paul

>On Sep 20, 2007, at 0:03 , PR Stanley wrote:
>>\_ n -> 1 + n
>>\_ -> (\n -> 1 + n)
>>The outcome seems to be identical. is there a substantive
>>difference between the two definitions?
>>The second one seems to be more expressive of the currying principle.
>>Any thoughts?
>I *think* the former is internally converted to the latter; this is
>how currying works.
>brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
>system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
>electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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