Arrows?

Posted on December 12, 2007 by Tommy McGuire
Labels: notation, math, programming language
Gwern Branwen replied to my announcement of the still-incomplete Software Tools in Haskell on the haskell-cafe mailing list with a neat article describing run-length-decoding, which included a pointer to another article in Don Stewart's blog on Arrows and RLE in Haskell.

Don has the following encoding function:

encode = map (length &&& head) . group

which, of course, implies that computing the average of a list of numbers would be:

uncurry (/) . (sum &&& fromIntegral . length)

Arrows are weird.

(Don't forget to include Control.Arrow, by the way.)
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