FW: Re: [Haskell-cafe] calling a variable length parameter lambda
expression
Ryan Ingram
ryani.spam at gmail.com
Tue May 5 14:23:42 EDT 2009
On Tue, May 5, 2009 at 10:05 AM, Nico Rolle <nrolle at web.de> wrote:
> I dont't understand why u ask me that but the lambda expression will
> only get values not functions as a parameter.
> a = 1
> b = 2
> c = 3
>
>>> What if I call
>>> a (+)?
>
> this won't happen in my use case.
> regards nico
Here's an example for a single fixed argument and return types:
class LambdaApply lam where
lamApply :: lam -> [Integer] -> Bool
instance LambdaApply Bool where
lamApply b [] = b
lamApply _ _ = error "Too many arguments in argument list"
instance LambdaApply r => LambdaApply (Integer -> r) where
lamApply _ [] = error "Not enough arguments in argument list"
lamApply f (x:xs) = lamApply (f x) xs
The problem is generalizing this to any type, because of the base case:
instance LambdaApply r where
lamApply r [] = r
lamApply _ _ = error "Too many arguments in argument list"
overlaps with function types such as (Integer -> a).
Since you say this is only for value types, if you're willing to
encode each value type you care about, you can make this work in a
somewhat more general way. But unless you are just using it for
syntactic sugar (which seems unlikely for this use case), it's usually
a signal that you are doing something wrong.
-- ryan
>>> Von: Ryan Ingram <ryani.spam at gmail.com>
>>> Gesendet: 05.05.09 18:58:32
>>> An: Nico Rolle <nrolle at web.de>
>>> CC: haskell-cafe at haskell.org
>>> Betreff: Re: [Haskell-cafe] calling a variable length parameter lambda expression
>>
>>> This is a Hard Problem in Haskell.
>>>
>>> Let me ask you, how many parameters does this function take?
>>> a = (\x -> x)
>>>
>>> How many parameters does this function take?
>>> b = (\f x -> f x)
>>>
>>> How many parameters does this function take?
>>> c = (\f x y -> f x y)
>>>
>>> What if I call
>>> a (+)?
>>>
>>> -- ryan
>>>
>>> On Tue, May 5, 2009 at 9:49 AM, Nico Rolle <nrolle at web.de> wrote:
>>> > Hi everyone.
>>> >
>>> > I have a problem.
>>> > A function is recieving a lambda expression like this:
>>> > (\ x y -> x > y)
>>> > or like this
>>> > (\ x y z a -> (x > y) && (z < a)
>>> >
>>> > my problem is now i know i have a list filled with the parameters for
>>> > the lambda expression.
>>> > but how can i call that expression?
>>> > [parameters] is my list of parameters for the lambda expression.
>>> > lambda_ex is my lambda expression
>>> >
>>> > is there a function wich can do smth like that?
>>> >
>>> > lambda _ex (unfold_parameters parameters)
>>> >
>>> > best regards
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>
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