What do you think about Mercury?

Fergus Henderson fjh@cs.mu.oz.au
Tue, 10 Apr 2001 12:49:20 +1000

On 08-Apr-2001, Terrence Brannon <princepawn@earthlink.net> wrote:
> I have decided to escape the world of Perl into something more
> definitional. I gave up on CAML and Erlang because they contain
> imperative elements and I am tired of that form of coding. So, I have
> narrowed it down to Haskell and Mercury.
> http://www.cs.mu.oz.au/research/mercury/information/comparison_with_haskell.html

That page really only describes the differences in the type systems.

A very important distinction between Mercury and Haskell which that page
just skims over is that Haskell is lazy by default, and Mercury is not.

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