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Posted on December 14, 2012 by Tommy McGuire
Labels: quote, haskell, programming language

While reading a message from Daniel Fischer on the Haskell-beginners mailing list, what do I see but:


it'sSafeIPromise :: Reader a -> Text -> a
it'sSafeIPromise = (value .)
where
value (Right (v,_)) = v

readInt :: Text -> Int
readInt = it'sSafeIPromise decimal

Yes, the apostrophe is a valid character in identifiers in Haskell, but I had always seen it as a prime, not in a contraction.

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