[Haskell-cafe] Creating an alias for a function

michael rice nowgate at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 6 22:45:52 EDT 2009

Thanks all!

There's ALWAYS seems to be a neat way to do what's needed with Haskell.


--- On Tue, 10/6/09, Joe Fredette <jfredett at gmail.com> wrote:

From: Joe Fredette <jfredett at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Haskell-cafe] Creating an alias for a function
To: "michael rice" <nowgate at yahoo.com>
Cc: haskell-cafe at haskell.org
Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2009, 10:03 PM

Well, you can drop the arguments entirely, and let the type be inferred to get

    car = head

which is pretty nice. You could use an INLINE hint to make the compiler replace it before compilation, though I don't think it would change performance much...


On Oct 6, 2009, at 10:01 PM, michael rice wrote:

> How do I create an alias for a function, like giving CAR the same functionality as HEAD. I know I can do it by creating a definition (see below), but is there a better way, like Scheme's
> (define head car)
> car ::  [a] -> a
> car x = head x
> The reason for doing this is to more closely mirror legacy code.
> Michael
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