[Haskell] Re: [Haskell-cafe] Haskell versus Lisp

Tomasz Zielonka tomasz.zielonka at gmail.com
Sat Sep 17 07:03:57 EDT 2005

On Fri, Sep 16, 2005 at 06:56:10PM -0400, David F. Place wrote:
> On Sep 16, 2005, at 6:26 PM, Glynn Clements wrote:
> >Haskell's safety and consistency can get in the way, while Lisp's
> >freedom can be quite unsafe and inconsistent.
> and lazy evaluation eliminates 99% of the need for macros in lisp.

I wrote:
> supposedly unavailable in other languages. Surprisingly, most of these
> things were equally easy to do with higher-order functions and
> closures in Haskell.

... and laziness of course, and some other features too.

Did I say "equally easy"? It is often easier. Creating your own control
structures in Haskell is a pure pleasure.

Best regards

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