[Haskell-cafe] Wikipedia on first-class object

Cristian Baboi cristi at ot.onrc.ro
Thu Dec 27 10:41:24 EST 2007

On Thu, 27 Dec 2007 17:39:25 +0200, Jonathan Cast  
<jonathanccast at fastmail.fm> wrote:

> On 27 Dec 2007, at 6:51 AM, Cristian Baboi wrote:
>> On Thu, 27 Dec 2007 14:42:37 +0200, Bulat Ziganshin  
>> <bulat.ziganshin at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hello Cristian,
>>> Thursday, December 27, 2007, 12:19:08 PM, you wrote:
>>>> Yes, but one can store the result of an operation to disk except in  
>>>> the
>>>> particular case the result happen to be a function.
>>> how can values of type T be saved to disk?
>> I don't know. I'm a beginner in Haskell, and I down't know about T.
>> You mean they cannot ?
>> I was under the impression that the purpose of computers cannot be  
>> fulfiled if we cannot get the result of computations out of the  
>> computers.
> Haskell is not a computer programming language; Haskell implementations  
> are not required to run on computers.  Haskell is a formal notation for  
> computation (completely unrelated to the Von Neuman machine sitting on  
> your desk).  It can be implemented on Von Neuman machines, because they  
> are still universal Turing machines, but it is /not/ a radical attack on  
> the problem of programming peripherals!

I suppose it can run on pebbles.

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