Simon Marlow simonmarhaskell at
Wed Oct 25 07:04:01 EDT 2006

Josef Svenningsson wrote:
> On 10/22/06, Clifford Beshers <clifford.beshers at> wrote:
>> Josef Svenningsson wrote:
>> >
>> > I think Jón's suggestion 'intercalate' was pretty sweet. I've chosen
>> > to use that name in my patch.
>> Could you add the definition (or a reference) to the patch?  It would be
>> nice to make sure people know that the Haskell community didn't make 
>> it up.
> Do you think that's really necessary? We don't have explanations for
> intersperse, transpose, partition, insert, intersect, union etc. Nor
> do we make excuses for names like nub or mapAccumL.

The Haskell report used to explain 'nub' (my 1.1 report has the comment, but it 
seems to be lost in '98).


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