[Haskell-cafe] Polymorphic QuickCheck arguments
hpacheco at gmail.com
Tue Jun 17 06:13:35 EDT 2008
It does not seem like printing the result value from IO (), because with a
more complicated example for lists.
t :: [a] -> Bool
t x = True
then it randomly generates values of type [()].
*Quick> verboseCheck t
I just wonder how the a got instantiated to ().
On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 11:05 AM, Dougal Stanton <dougal at dougalstanton.net>
> 2008/6/17 Hugo Pacheco <hpacheco at gmail.com>:
> > Hi all,
> > There is something about polymorphic tests in QuickCheck that I do not
> > understand.
> > If you write the simplest dummy test function
> > tst :: a -> Bool
> > tst _ = True
> > and evaluate it we get
> >> verboseCheck tst
> > 0:
> > ()
> > 1:
> > ()
> > ...
> > How come did the polymorphic value a get instanciated to ()? Is this done
> > via the Testable type class?
> I haven't got something here to check with, but from the formatting it
> looks like every odd line is a randomly-chosen boolean value, and the
> following line is the result? It might be just printing the result
> value of IO (). Maybe try a more complete test to see how that looks?
> Dougal Stanton
> dougal at dougalstanton.net // http://www.dougalstanton.net
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