Are pattern guards obsolete?

Philippa Cowderoy flippa at
Tue Dec 12 22:31:08 EST 2006

On Wed, 13 Dec 2006, Yitz Gale wrote:

> Donald Bruce Stewart <dons at ...> writes:
> > The joy of pattern guards
> > reveals once you have more conditions.
> Of course, this is not really the joy of
> pattern guards. It is the joy of monads,
> with perhaps a few character strokes
> saved by a confusing overloading of (<-).

I don't find it any more confusing than the overloading of ->. Note that 
it's not (<-) - it's not an operator.

flippa at

Sometimes you gotta fight fire with fire. Most
of the time you just get burnt worse though.

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