[Haskell-cafe] Nomic game in Haskell

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Wed Apr 14 20:39:59 EDT 2010

On Apr 14, 2010, at 19:24 , Brent Yorgey wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 09:14:18PM +0200, Dupont Corentin wrote:
>> I'm wondering if it could be possible to implement a Nomic (or an  
>> helper for
>> the game) in Haskell.
>> Haskell seems appropriate for that, since functions are first order  
>> objects,
>> and Haskell is good at DSLs.
> However, implementing some sort of system for encoding certain types
> of rules, and checking that they are valid/consistent/etc. sounds like
> it could be a fun project from which you would probably learn a lot!
> Essentially, you would be designing a syntax for rules, and a type
> system for ensuring that rules are valid or used in valid ways.  It
> wouldn't be Nomic, but it could be something fun.

You might want to look at Fluxx, which also allows rule changes but  
with a constrained framework that should allow it to be implemented.   
(Does, actually; someone (ndm?) used to have an implementation, but  
the link to it went dead years ago.)

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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