Inferring from context declarations
Thu, 22 Feb 2001 15:33:17 +0100
Lennart Augustsson wrote:
> Incidentally, this has nothing to do with allowing polymorphic recursion
> on functions in Haskell. It could be done earlier too, but then it had
> to be encoded using a class and instance declaration.
I would argue that methods are in fact polymorphically recursive
functions. Wasn't this one motivation to allow general polymorphic
recursion in Haskell - that it is in the language anyway?
Andreas Rossberg, firstname.lastname@example.org
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