[Haskell-cafe] Function Precedence

Janis Voigtlaender voigt at tcs.inf.tu-dresden.de
Tue Apr 1 06:48:20 EDT 2008

PR Stanley wrote:
> Hi
> If
> f x = x
> and
> g y = y
> then
> f g x
> returns an error because f takes only one argument. Why can't we have 
> function application implemented outwardly (inside-out).

Why should it be so?

> So
> f g x would be applied with
> gx first followed by its return value passed to f instead of putting g x 
> in brackets.

You can get the same behavior with

  f . g $ x

if you mislike brackets.

Dr. Janis Voigtlaender
mailto:voigt at tcs.inf.tu-dresden.de

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