[Haskell-cafe] (A little humour)

Dan Piponi dpiponi at gmail.com
Wed Oct 1 18:46:57 EDT 2008

On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 2:45 PM, Dan Piponi <dpiponi at gmail.com> wrote:

> In the proposed notation, within [[]]'s there is an implied <*> for every space.

Come to think of it, surely that's why they're called *applicative*
functors. In Haskell, a space between identifiers corresponds
implicitly to the 'application' operator. (Sometimes it's written
explicitly as @, as in
Applicative functors are simply a mechanism to allow the redefinition
of application, just like how monads allow you to 'redefine' the

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