This post was inspired by a curious
uncurry more common in Haskell code?
To answer this, we first use hackage-fetch to download every package on Hackage. This will gives us a large sample with many authors.
To find uses of
uncurry, we use ripgrep with the
rg '[ \(\)]uncurry[ \(\)]' hackage/ --stats
This doesn't actually find every instance of
uncurry on Hackage, but it's good
enough for our purposes.
rg '[ \(\)]uncurry[ \(\)]' hackage/ --stats ...
7966 matched lines 4346 files contained matches 289306 files searched 2.879 seconds
rg '[ \(\)]curry[ \(\)]' hackage/ --stats ...
1154 matched lines 525 files contained matches 289306 files searched 2.572 seconds
As we can see,
uncurry is nearly eight times more common than
curry! I have
no explanation for why this is the case, but I think it's quite an interesting