[Haskell-cafe] Is Haskell a Keynesian language?

mvanier mvanier at cs.caltech.edu
Thu Oct 12 17:02:27 EDT 2006

I prefer the terms "awesome" and "crappy", respectively, but sure, whatever 
works for you ;-)


Henning Thielemann wrote:
> Here is another approach of questionable classification of languages. :-)
>  A lazy functional program is demand driven, an imperative program is
> supply driven. That is, if I request some information by calling a
> function in GHCi or Hugs, the interpreter develops a plan a how to produce
> the information I need and then executes the necessary steps. In contrast
> to that, an imperative program executes what's next on the schedule,
> whether it is need or not.
>  So is Haskell a Keynesian language and C++ a Say language?
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