[Haskell-cafe] history of tuples vs pairs
Niels Aan de Brugh
nielsadb at gmail.com
Wed Jun 25 13:50:08 EDT 2008
On Wed, 2008-06-25 at 16:50 +0200, Conal Elliott wrote:
> I have a foggy memory that early ML had only binary pairing, nesting
> for n-tuples. Can anyone confirm this memory. If so, does anyone
> remember the rationale for going to n-tuples? Performance, perhaps?
What is the difference between a list build up of Cons and a "tuple"
made out of pairs? I think the latter wouldn't really add anything new.
A question of my own: is there much difference between e.g.
data MyData = MyData Int Bool Char
type MyData = (Int, Bool, Char)
other than the syntax of course?
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