[Haskell-cafe] Chuch encoding of data structures in Haskell

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Thu May 27 19:15:15 EDT 2010

On May 27, 2010, at 19:07 , Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH wrote:
> reordered_cons  :: (t -> (t1 -> t2)) -> t -> (t1 -> t2)
> churchedNumeral :: (t -> t         ) -> t -> t
> t unifies with (t1 -> t2), giving us a Church numeral made up of  
> (t1,t2).  (I think.)

Which also explains why that record representation isn't used:  it's  
as inefficient as Peano numbers are.

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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