Declaration vs. expression style
There are two main styles of writing functional programs, which are both supported by Haskell mainly because several language designers preferred these different styles.
There are characteristic elements of both styles.
|Function arguments on left hand side:|| |
f x = x*x
|Lambda abstraction:|| |
f = \x -> x*x
|Pattern matching in function definitions:|| |
f  = 0
f xs = case xs of  -> 0
|Guards on function definitions:|| |
f [x] | x>0 = 'a'
f [x] = if x>0 then 'a' else ...