[Haskell-cafe] Using streams to clarify (?) the signature of Data.Text.replace

Richard A. O'Keefe ok at cs.otago.ac.nz
Tue Jun 28 23:05:13 UTC 2016

On 27/06/16 7:17 PM, Daniel Díaz wrote:
> Considering partial application, the order that makes the most sense is
>         - what to look for
>         - what to replace it with
>         - the big string to search and replace in
> Interesting, I forgot that the order of parameters can tell you things 
> about how they are used. Did you arrive at your conclusion by assuming 
> the "most variable" arguments come last?

No, by considering "what would be most useful as a specialisation".
It's different psychologically, but not, I believe, pragmatically.

Of course, that approach only worked this time because whoever designed
the function must have done some similar thinking.

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