Philippa Cowderoy flippa at flippac.org
Thu Nov 30 13:04:37 EST 2006

On Thu, 30 Nov 2006, Iavor Diatchki wrote:

> Hello,
> On 11/30/06, Philippa Cowderoy <flippa at flippac.org> wrote:
> > This experienced user regularly uses a haskell interpreter for a desk
> > calculator, not to mention for producing readable budgets that show all
> > the working. Removing defaulting would make that extremely tedious.
> I do what you suggest all the time (I mean using Hugs as a calculator)
> and I agree that it would be annoying without some sort of defaulting.
> However, I am not sure that this particular use justifies the
> addition of defaulting to the _language_.  For example, it is possible
> that defaulting is implemented as a switch to the command-line
> interpreter.

The more generalised Haskell-as-spreadsheet-replacement might, as that 
creates source files.

flippa at flippac.org

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