[Haskell-cafe] Why is Haskell not homoiconic?

Henning Sato von Rosen henning.von.rosen at gmail.com
Tue Oct 31 08:50:38 EST 2006

Hi all!

I am curious as to why Haskell not is homoiconic?
I am interested in the reasons behind that design descision.

I ask using this defintion og homiconicity:
Homiconic means that "the primary representation of programs is also a
data structure in a primitive type of the language itself" --
Examples: LISP, Rebol, Natural Languages...

Thank you/Henning

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