[Haskell-cafe] learning advanced haskell

John Lato jwlato at gmail.com
Tue Jun 15 05:08:56 EDT 2010

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> Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2010 20:33:30 +0100
> From: Andrew Coppin <andrewcoppin at btinternet.com>
> Subject: Re: [Haskell-cafe] learning advanced haskell
> To: haskell-cafe at haskell.org
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> John Lato wrote:
>> However, there's a lot to be said for both intellectual curiosity and
>> learning for the sake of knowledge. Just because you may never need
>> to use a feature doesn't mean you shouldn't be able to understand it.
> There is that. However, in my experience, most of the advanced
> techniques tend to be described in language beyond my comprehension.
> (And most examples seem overly complex - although maybe that's just a
> reflection of the fact that simple problems don't require sophisticated
> techniques in the first place.) Having a specific problem to solve can
> be quite helpful. Unlike an example, you already understand what the
> problem is, and why it can't easily be solved any other way.

Yes, having a specific problem to solve can be very helpful.  The OP
requested examples of them.  I'd like to see them myself, partially as
a reference but mostly to satisfy my own curiosity.  More examples


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