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24997 (12) [Avatar] Offline
in paragraph 0.4, listing 0.2 we see:

messyMain :: IO()

I supposed that's the equivalent of an import declaration in other languages but I couldn't fin any reference/explanation in the chapters about Types.

Could you shine a little light? and myabe add something in the book about import libraries, if it's not anywhere yet?


Will Kurt (21) [Avatar] Offline
That part is actually the type signature of the function. I probably should make a note of that in the book smilie Type signatures are discussed heavily in Unit 2 and the IO () type in Unit 4. We do discuss imports in Unit 1 (I believe) and it is explained more clearly there. Most of Unit 0 is to just give you a sense of what Haskell code looks like, it's perfectly okay if not everything is clear. In Unit 1 we start setting the foundation for functional programming in Haskell.

Thanks for your question!