[Haskell-cafe] Can Your Programming Language Do This?

Jared Updike jupdike at gmail.com
Wed Aug 2 14:14:30 EDT 2006

So basically he rediscovered Why FP Matters
(http://www.math.chalmers.se/~rjmh/Papers/whyfp.html) ~15-20 years
after the fact, but neglected to point out the interesting fact that
one can write map in terms of reduce (i.e. foldr) (obviously he didn't
read the paper) and ignored the benefits of laziness. Also, if your
programming language has this ability and it's so great, why is this
not idiomatic? (i.e. people using for loops all over the place in

(Sorry, couldn't find a place to comment on Joel's blog).

On 8/2/06, Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer at nic.fr> wrote:
> >From the excellent programming blog "Joel on software", a very good
> text if you need to convince Java or C programmers that functional
> programming is a A Good Thing.
> Probably all the readers of this list will find it brings nothing new
> (that's perfectly right) but it is oriented towards ordinary
> programmers :-)
> http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2006/08/01.html
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