[Haskell-cafe] Shooting your self in the foot with Haskell

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Thu Oct 2 13:00:04 EDT 2008

John Van Enk wrote:
> There's the well known "How to shoot your self in the foot" list which 
> I have it printed and taped on my desk at work.
> http://www-users.cs.york.ac.uk/susan/joke/foot.htm
>  I had a co-worker ask me how you'd shoot your self in the foot with 
> Haskell.

The interesting thing about Haskell is:

  You *appear* to have deliberately shot yourself in the foot, and yet 
your program actually runs perfectly OK due to lazy evaluation. (So long 
as you remember to not look at your foot...)

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