[Haskell-cafe] Haskell Propeganda

Thomas M. DuBuisson thomas.dubuisson at gmail.com
Sat Aug 23 23:44:25 EDT 2008

wrt head [], Niels said:
> So now what? Action plan = []

Oh come now.  Between ghci, hpc, and manual analysis I've never hit a
Haskell error and thrown my hands up, "I can't go any further, I'm at a
complete loss!"  Also it helps that I run into this extremely rarely - I
have a larger habit of hidding black holes :-(

Niels said:
> Thank you for the URL, but I'm aware of the work in GHC(i).

It might interest you to know some people actually use hpc for debugging
with reasonble success - it colors the unevaluated sections and this can
be very helpful in determining where a program stopped and threw an

If you have your eyes on the future you should see Dana Xu's work on
static contract checking (check out her Cambridge page).


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