[Haskell-cafe] Maybe a, The Rationale

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Sat May 10 21:27:53 EDT 2008

On 2008 May 10, at 20:41, Philip Weaver wrote:

> On Sat, May 10, 2008 at 3:10 PM, PR Stanley <prstanley at ntlworld.com>  
> wrote:
>>> Um, I was encountering and recognizing times when I really needed an
>>> out-of-band "null", and the pain of representing such in C, shortly
>>> after I started serious programming in C (call it 1984-5).  Is this
>>> really difficult?
>>       Paul: Hmm, I'm not quite sure what you're driving at.
> Me neither.

Null pointers, EOF markers, didn't find specified key in some tree, etc.

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
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electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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