Just for your fun and horror
Fri, 16 Feb 2001 16:10:29 -0700 (MST)
On 16-Feb-2001 Matthias Felleisen wrote:
| The problem is Haskell, not your student.
| Haskell undermines the meaning of 'return', which has the same meaning in
| C, C++, Java, and who knows whatelse. These languages use 'return' to
| refer to one part of the denotation of a function return (value) and
| Haskell uses 'return' to refer to two parts (value, store). These languages
| have been around forever; Haskell came late. These languages are
| imperative; Haskell is a wanna-be imperative language.
The denotation of a return command in a typical imperative language supplies
a value and a store to a calling continuation, so why is the name not entirely
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