[Haskell-cafe] Re: Health effects

apfelmus apfelmus at quantentunnel.de
Tue Sep 30 03:56:43 EDT 2008

Andrew Coppin wrote:
> The other day, I sat down to eat a 2 Kg block of chocolate - one of
> those ones that's divided into lots of little squares. I proceeded to
> recursively subdivide it into smaller and smaller blocks, and then eat
> the individual squares in depth-first order. It was only after getting
> through 16 of the things that I stopped to notice that the whole bar
> just happens to have an exact power of two squares on it.
> And it was some time after *that* when I thought to myself "...woah,
> maybe do too much Haskell?" o_O
> Seriously, who recursively subdivides their food? I think I have
> something wrong with me...

A much more important question is: how many "break bar in two"
operations did you perform? Can you do it with less?


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