[Haskell-cafe] What is the point of many and some functions in Control.Applicative (for Alternative?)

Philippa Cowderoy flippa at flippac.org
Sat Jul 3 17:27:08 EDT 2010

On 03/07/2010 21:11, Stephen Tetley wrote:
> For an applicative parser - many is the same combinator as Parsec's
> many and some is many1.
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Except that there may be good reason to use a version of many specific 
to the parser, for example to try to keep the grammar finite and thus 
easier to analyse, or to play nicely with empty string parses.

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