[Haskell-cafe] Re: The container problem

Aaron Denney wnoise at ofb.net
Sun Sep 28 04:42:30 EDT 2008

On 2008-09-27, Andrew Coppin <andrewcoppin at btinternet.com> wrote:
> Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH wrote:
>> Oleg Kiselyov.  http://okmij.org/ftp/
>> He's somewhat legendary in the Haskell community for his ability to 
>> make Haskell do what people think it can't, and his tendency to 
>> program at the type level instead of at the value level like most 
>> people.  :)
> Ah - so the "Prolog programs as type signatures" thing is *his* fault?! ;-)

No, he merely takes advantage of it.  The fault is that constraint
satisfaction is natural match for type-inference, because it's
essentially what type-inference is.  Given that that's essentially what
Prolog is too, it shouldn't be surprising that you can express quite 
a lot with the type system.

Aaron Denney

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