[Haskell-cafe] Fixed points
patrick at parcs.ath.cx
Fri Jun 10 22:52:56 CEST 2011
FWIW, what you have written is equivalent to
equivalenceClosure = fix (const (reflexivity . symmetry . transitivity))
and because the fixed point of `const a` is `a`,
equivalenceClosure = reflexivity . symmetry . transitivity
which obviously only performs a single pass on its input
On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 12:10:16PM -0700, Alexander Solla wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 12:05 PM, Alexander Solla <alex.solla at gmail.com>wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 6:04 PM, Felipe Almeida Lessa <
> > felipe.lessa at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Something like this?
> >> equivalenceClosure = fix $ \f e ->
> >> let e' = reflexivity . symmetry . transitivity $ e
> >> in if e' == e then e else f e'
> >> Cheers,
> >> --
> >> Felipe.
> > I managed something even "clearer". I still have very little intuition
> > about what's going on, but I had an aha moment -- which I promptly forgot
> > :0( -- and at least there's a mechanical translation from the iterate
> > version to the fix one.
> > equivalenceClosure :: (Ord a) => Relation a -> Relation a
> > equivalenceClosure = fix (\f -> reflexivity . symmetry . transitivity)
> Cancel that, it's not passing my tests.
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