[Haskell-cafe] Re: Doubting Haskell

jerzy.karczmarczuk at info.unicaen.fr jerzy.karczmarczuk at info.unicaen.fr
Sun Feb 17 13:28:07 EST 2008

Donn Cave writes: 

> On Feb 17, 2008, at 1:12 AM, Colin Paul Adams wrote:

>> And left is not the opposite of correct. That would be incorrect.
> If it's any consolation to those of the left handed persuasion, I  guessed
> it wrong - I have used Either in this way, but Left was Success and
> Right was Failure.  I don't enjoy puns, and mapped to an A/B form
> it seemed obvious that Success is A.

Weellll, for those who don't enjoy puns, but feel that the life and
everything is one enormous pun, a political reminder. 

For many years, the world is composed of Leftists and Rightists (let's
for the moment forget the normal people). Those from the Left always felt
that they were right, and that those from the Right should not be left
unpunished, while those from the Right thought that those from the Left
should be left to die. Even if it seems right to consider that these
deviations should be left to historians, we should not forget that at
the beginning of the glorious Soviet country there was a proposal to
change the meaning of traffic lights. Red would mean "Forward!!". 

On the other hand, in France nowadays the difference between Right and
Left is more or less the same as between "Immediate failure" and "Delayed
failure". Choose yourselves which is which. 

Jerzy Karczmarczuk 

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