[Haskell-cafe] Is "take" behaving correctly?
dons at galois.com
Tue Sep 11 19:48:11 EDT 2007
> On 9/11/07, Don Stewart <dons at galois.com> wrote:
> > On 9/11/07, PR Stanley <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Hi
> > take 1000 [1..3] still yields [1,2,3]
> > I thought it was supposed to return an error.
> > Any ideas?
> > Thanks, Paul
> > If for some reason you want a version that does return an error in
> > situation, you could do something like the following:
> > take' n _ | (n <= 0) = 
> > take' n  | (n > 0) = error "take': list too short"
> > | otherwise = 
> > take' n (x:xs) = x : take' (n-1) xs
> And we'd call it unsafeTake, just like unsafeFromJust and unsafeTail :-)
> -- Don
> Hmm, that's funny, I don't recall ever hearing of those functions... =)
> ooo, Don has a shiny new e-mail address!
And a shiny new job in a shiny new city :-)
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