[FoRK] And then there's Haskell...

Jeff Bone <jbone at place.org> on Sat Feb 24 10:53:22 PST 2007

On Feb 24, 2007, at 12:35 PM, Stephen D. Williams wrote:

> Jeff Bone wrote:
>>
>> You never really went steady, but you'd run into her from time to  
>> time while knocking around in disreputable joints, usually late at  
>> night, every several months or so.  She looked so hot, so sleek,  
>> so sexy, so expressive, so exotic.  You'd end up back at her place  
>> and the night would just...  take off.  A complete blur of hot,  
>> sweaty, feverish, delirious, fumbling passion.  You'd do things to  
>> each other...  you'd do things to her, she'd do things to you...   
>> things that you're not even sure have names, that you're pretty  
>> sure are illegal almost anywhere.  Even her kinks have kinks ---  
>> and after one of these nights, you'd realize that you yourself had  
>> a lot more kinks than you.

^you.^you realized.

>> And it wasn't just physical, it was --- cerebral.  Ethereal.   
>> Transcendent.  But it would all whiz by in a blur, and by morning  
>> you'd find yourself lightheaded, a bit confused, and stumbling  
>> homeward to your regular gal.
> You're right.  It really is time for me to move to California.

Haskell hangs out in Austin, too... ;-)  Usually at Emo's, or Casino  
El Camino.  Or old school night at Elysium.  Look for the ripped  
fishnets and the red beret.

BTW, beware her evil semi-look-alike:  O'Caml.  She's actually a he.   
O'Caml's a cross-dresser.  But easy --- if you're into that sort of  
thing.

>> Over the next few days and weeks you'd find yourself occasionally  
>> drifting away, thinking about her.  Haskell.  You'd be there,  
>> banging away at your regular girl, and find yourself thinking "you  
>> know, if I was with Haskell, I'd be doing this completely  
>> differently."  You'd think "I could be
> I know Haskell, and she's a bitch.  Lots of fun, but too much  
> work.  Sure, everything's great if you get everything perfect for  
> her, but don't count on her to tell you what's wrong.

Actually, she's always quite happy to tell you exactly what's wrong.

You just won't understand it.  ;-)

  Small.hs:5:63:
      Couldn't match expected type `a' (a rigid variable)
             against inferred type `Maybe a'
        `a' is bound by the type signature for `filterNothings'
          at Small.hs:4:26
        Expected type: [[a]]
        Inferred type: [[Maybe a]]
      In the second argument of `filter', namely `xs'
      In the expression: (filter (const True) xs)

All that Maybe, Just, Either, Nothing, Forall, etc. stuff --- you'd  
think she was equivocating.  But nope --- she *always* has a very  
precise idea in mind.  It's just...  complicated.

jb



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