[Haskell-cafe] modelling C in Haskell ..

Galchin, Vasili vigalchin at gmail.com
Sun Jun 1 04:00:27 EDT 2008

my knowledge of point-free is from category theory. in what sense is Haskell
point-free handle namespace pollution?

Kind regards, Vasili

On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 3:23 AM, Jonathan Cast <jonathanccast at fastmail.fm>

> On 30 May 2008, at 12:29 AM, Galchin, Vasili wrote:
>  compactness in writing and also namespace pollution .. ;^)
> I know what the advantages of C's notation are.  But getting the best
> notation out of Haskell generally doesn't happen by trying to make your code
> look like C.
> So the general answer to questions of the form `C can do x; can Haskell' is
> `No'.  Don't do it like in C.  It won't be idiomatic, it won't be elegant,
> and neither of us will like the results.  Understand the features of Haskell
> that make your program compact, point-free (how Haskell handles namespace
> pollution), and elegant and use those.  This will require a different
> factoring of your program vs. C.  Sorry, but that's life.
> jcc
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