From: Pierre Weis <Pierre.Weis@inria.fr>
Subject: Re: Functional composition operator?
To: John.Harrison@cl.cam.ac.uk (John Harrison)
Date: Fri, 11 Dec 1998 14:57:48 +0100 (MET)
In-Reply-To: <E0znnEp-00050Hfirstname.lastname@example.org> from "John Harrison" at Dec 9, 98 05:17:22 pm
> I wasn't necessarily proposing such a ragbag. But as Don Syme has pointed
> out, there are many perfectly natural and disciplined ways of using side
> effects within globally functional code.
I think we agree on the whole thing in fact: the problem is to get
the most readable and clearest program we can write.
> [...] I'm happy for
> people to avoid composition if that's what they want. However I don't like
> the idea of discouraging new programmers from using it even when it
> could be very helpful and natural.
You're absolutely right. The more natural the better.
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