[Haskell-cafe] Elevator pitch for functional programming

Henning Thielemann schlepptop at henning-thielemann.de
Tue Jan 20 16:08:55 EST 2009

Jim Burton schrieb:

> Well, I might but they definitely do not :-) We are talking about some
> maths-averse people and you would not have got to the final syllable
> of 'fibonacci' before all hope was lost. But I am sure there are 
> plenty of examples that rely on laziness which will communicate. I am
> sure I read a blog post or something on c.l.f/c.l.h recently about
> lazily sorting a million numbers but can't find it. 

Maybe they are interested in finding all equal files in a set of files.
This can be done in an elegant way by sorting the files with respect to
their content. Practical enough?


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