[Haskell-cafe] function composition
TP
paratribulations at free.fr
Sun Jan 15 16:17:24 CET 2012
Hi,
I have a basic question concerning function composition. I have used
http://www.haskell.org/tutorial/functions.html
to write a composition function:
Prelude> let f°g = f g
Prelude> let p = (*2)
Prelude> let q = (+3)
Prelude> p°q 4
14
Prelude> :t (°)
(°) :: (t1 -> t) -> t1 -> t
If I understand well, this means that the infix operator "°" takes a function
of type t1, i.e. g in f°g, and applies f on it, which takes a type t1 as input
and returns f(g) which is of type t. The final result is of type t. So the first
argument is represented above by "(t1->t)", and the second by "t1", the final
result being of type t.
However, I am not able to get the type of p°q
Prelude> :t p°q
<interactive>:1:3:
Couldn't match expected type `Integer'
with actual type `Integer -> Integer'
In the second argument of `(°)', namely `q'
In the expression: p ° q
Prelude>
What's the problem here? How can I obtain the type of p°q?
Thanks in advance,
TP
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