[Haskell-cafe] Wishful thinking: a text editor that expands function applications into function definitions

Michael Snoyman michael at snoyman.com
Fri Apr 3 01:01:55 EDT 2009

On Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 7:07 AM, Duane Johnson <duane.johnson at gmail.com>wrote:

> I hadn't seen that feature in Excel before.  When I press F9 it seems to
> evaluate the expression, which isn't quite what I had in mind (Mac OS).  Is
> that the same as what you get?
> Duane

Yeah, it's the same feature. It's just that in Excel, the functions always
return a value, not an expression. For example, a VLOOKUP doesn't call other
Excel functions to return the result, it simply calculates what you're
looking for. Hope that made sense.

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