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

Greg Buchholz haskell at sleepingsquirrel.org
Tue Sep 20 19:21:03 EDT 2005

Bill Wood wrote:
> As to utility, quite the contrary, I think.  Offhand I can think of the
> screamer package for Common Lisp, which provides non-deterministic
> mechanisms for use in backtracking applications.  For a while in the
> 80's there was practically a cottage industry implementing various
> flavors of Prolog and other Logic Programming languages in Lisp; one
> notable example was LogLisp.

    I think the goal was to present an application where Lisp macros
made for a more succinct program than the equivalent Haskell version. 


Greg Buchholz

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