[Haskell-cafe] Is Haskell a 5GL?

Ch. A. Herrmann herrmann at uni-passau.de
Mon Sep 25 09:50:38 EDT 2006


>>            and/or visual programming (Visual Basic,...)
> I can only assume you are a) joking

a bit, yes

> , or b) not a visual basic user.

also true

> While Visual Basic is a much insulted language, I have a soft spot for
> it. However, its not a Visual programming language - its a language
> which happens to have a GUI API and a bit of IDE support. Its
> resolutely a 3GL, roughly akin to Java, in my opinion.

I'd agree but I found the info in the web

>> The question is: how strong is the influence of laziness in everyday
>> Haskell programming?
> I'd say very strong, lots of times a "where" is used thats making use
> of laziness.

I don't agree: "where" is often only used to program in a top-down style


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