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comment What exactly makes the Haskell type system so revered (vs say, Java)?
That's just straight quoted from Tony Hoare: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Hoare#Apologies_and_retractions. While I'm sure there are times when null is necessary in pointer arithmetic, I instead interpret that to say that pointer arithmetic is a bad place to host the semantics of your language not that null isn't still a mistake.
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Oh, you're absolutely correct. My mistake---I'll fix that.
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