[Haskell-cafe] What does "1 = 2" mean in Haskell?

Harendra Kumar harendra.kumar at gmail.com
Fri Feb 24 02:05:08 UTC 2017

Kids have this amazing ability to break any toy in minutes. I gave my seven
year old daughter ghci to play with and in a little while she said it is

>> let 1 = 2

>> 1



Earlier, I had explained to her about symbols and assigning values to
symbols, and I said numbers are not symbols. But when she came up with this
I could not explain what's going on. How can "1 = 2" be a valid equation?
Am I missing something fundamental here, or it is just broken?

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