[Haskell-cafe] Re: [Haskell] Y in haskell?

Albert Lai trebla at vex.net
Thu Apr 21 00:21:52 EDT 2005

Bernard Pope <bjpop at cs.mu.OZ.AU> writes:

> I also meant to add that I think these solutions are not what Lloyd is
> after, because they rely on recursive equations, which I believe was
> avoided in Lloyd's SML code.

Those recursive equations are avoided in SML because SML is eager - y
f = f (y f) never terminates - and an SML programmer has to thunk by
hand; the obfuscation shows.  In Haskell there is no such need.

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