more flexible partial application

Dinko Tenev dinko.tenev at
Wed Jan 25 07:40:16 EST 2006

On 1/25/06, Jeffrey Yasskin <jyasskin at> wrote:
> I think it's a neat feature, but:
> Using _ seems to conflict with a Jhc extension in which "Using
> underscore in an expression expands to bottom with an error message
> giving the current file and line number."

For one thing, JHC clearly goes beyond Haskell '98 here, and for
another, it clearly has no point using syntax where a reserved word
would do just fine.

> Scheme has a similar feature called (cut) documented at
> I haven't read the
> SRFI, but it would make sense to incorporate their experience in any
> new feature for Haskell.

For what I understand from the document, their experience suggests
that it is a useful feature, if anything :)

> Jeffrey Yasskin



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