# A Haskell A Day: Types

Haskell the language has types. Example of defining types:

(+++) :: [a] -> [a] -> [a] [] +++ aList = aList (x:bList) +++ aList = x : (bList +++ aList)

Examples of user defined types:

data myBool = False | True data Color = Red | Green | Blue | Indigo | Violet data Point a = Pt a a

Most materials on this page are from: http://www.haskell.org/tutorial/goodies.html

Haskell supports some sequences:

[1..10] → [1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10] [1,3..10] → [1,3,5,7,9] [1,3..] → [1,3,5,7,9, … (infinite sequence)

some list comprehension stuff. Need to create actual code here.

[ f x | x <- xs ] [ (x,y) | x <- xs, y <- ys ]

Example of defining map.

map :: (a->b) -> [a] -> [b] map f [] = [] map f (x:xs) = f x : map f xs

Question: how to find out what functions are predefined in Haskell?

Example of using map:

map (add 1) [1,2,3] -- returns [2,3,4]

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