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Re: Yet Another Rosetta Code Problem (Perl, Ruby, Python, Haskell, ...)

by educated_foo (Vicar)
on Aug 12, 2007 at 19:03 UTC ( #632095=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Yet Another Rosetta Code Problem (Perl, Ruby, Python, Haskell, ...)

Actually, this is a good illustration of Haskell's strengths: given a contrived problem involving lists, there is an obscurely-named library function to solve it in one line.
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Re^2: Yet Another Rosetta Code Problem (Perl, Ruby, Python, Haskell, ...)
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Aug 13, 2007 at 00:12 UTC

    You like contrived examples huh? How about this.

    The Vatican just called and want to commission you to write the software for their soon to be released answer to the current vogue for more and more violent and Satanic video games--The God in a Box console. They antisipate huge sales amongst followers once the Pope edicts that all good Catholic homes should have one.

    There is one caveat. To ensure that there are no hidden sex scenes or other inappropriate Easter eggs, they have decreed that all games for this new omni-threaded processor console shall be reviewed, at the source level, by a senior member of the Vatican Council.

    To facilitate this review, the source code must be written in Latin. What you gonna do? Does Haskell have an appropriate parser available?

    Thanks to theDamian, Perl does!

    Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
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Re^2: Yet Another Rosetta Code Problem (Perl, Ruby, Python, Haskell, ...)
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 07, 2008 at 17:06 UTC
    I remember suggesting that it would be nice if Perl 6 would allow a scalar to be treated syntactically as a list of chars: $scalar3 = 'x'; etc. It would allow a single routine to be polymorphic to arbitrary lists and scalars and simplify the above, but I guess it wouldn't work for many other cases. And funny thing, ruby gives me idea on adding some for my handmade jewelry. lol

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