"interact" behaves oddly if used interactively

Wolfgang Jeltsch wolfgang at jeltsch.net
Thu Oct 2 12:02:07 EDT 2003

Am Donnerstag, 2. Oktober 2003, 10:52 schrieb Nicholas Nethercote:
> On Wed, 1 Oct 2003, Robert Ennals wrote:
> > Haskell is a good language, pureness is good, type classes are good,
> > monads are good - but laziness is holding it back.
> Hear hear.
> I have often wondered how much simpler the various Haskell implementations
> would be if they used strict evaluation.  It seems like laziness complicates
> implementations tremendously;  the STG-machine paper makes my head spin.

Yes, but I think that the reason for laziness is not to make compiler 
constructors' lifes easier but language users'.

> [...]

> N

(or J)

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