[Haskell-cafe] Elevator pitch for functional programming

Jim Burton jim at sdf-eu.org
Tue Jan 20 18:43:10 EST 2009

At Tue, 20 Jan 2009 22:08:55 +0100,
Henning Thielemann wrote:
> 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?

Indeed, thanks!

> http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/equal-files

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