[erlang-questions] Bug ?!
Wed Oct 4 10:33:12 CEST 2006
Richard A. O'Keefe wrote:
> Ever since I met them, I have *loved* n+k patterns in Haskell.
I agree that they are very cute. Probably too cute.
For a detailed discussion by the Haskell nomenklatura:
(Although at least part of their problem has to do with typing.)
> But also, when working with binary, ternary, and quaternary trees,
> I have wanted to do this:
> f(1) -> ...;
> f(2*K+0) -> ...;
> f(2*K+1) -> ....
It is really very pretty. One almost wants to pick it up and cuddle it.
But it's probably the kind of feature that is catering too much for a
special case while at the same time not really being useful all that
often in real code.
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