Chapter 10. Functionally Solving Problems

In this chapter, we’ll look at a couple of interesting problems, and we’ll think about how to solve them as elegantly as possible using functional programming techniques. This will give you the opportunity to flex your newly acquired Haskell muscles and practice your coding skills.

Reverse Polish Notation Calculator

Usually, when we work with algebraic expressions in school, we write them in an infix manner. For instance, we write 10 - (4 + 3) * 2. Addition (+), multiplication (*), and subtraction (-) are infix operators, just like the infix functions in Haskell (+ `elem`, and so on). As humans, we can parse this form easily in our minds. The downside is that we need to use parentheses to denote precedence. ...

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