[Haskell-cafe] Partial pattern matching

Peter Verswyvelen bugfact at gmail.com
Mon Mar 9 12:30:10 EDT 2009

In Haskell, a data constructor can be used partially applied:
data Pair a b = P a b

f = P 1

however, I cannot do "partial pattern matching", e.g

firstCoord (P x) = x

does not work.

I guess a very important reason must exist why this is the case?
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