Names for small functions: just say no... Re: Data.List.join

Samuel Bronson naesten at
Tue Oct 31 22:22:21 EST 2006

On 10/30/06, Jon Fairbairn <jon.fairbairn at> wrote:

> Just so. But there are lots of languages where the stuff is
> based on accidental choices of idioms by unknown bodies, and
> I "[h]ates the lot of [th]em", so I don't want Haskell to go
> that way.  I'm really uneasy at the idea that we should be
> in favour of rapid changes to libraries; I'd much rather
> they were developed after a good deal of argument about the
> mathematical properties.

So, just because nobody has figured out what the "<weeble>" category
is, you don't want it? That seems like a silly reason... next you will
be asking what mathematical construct "Show" relates to!

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