[Haskell-cafe] Wikipedia on first-class object

Jonathan Cast jonathanccast at fastmail.fm
Thu Dec 27 10:46:05 EST 2007

On 27 Dec 2007, at 9:41 AM, Cristian Baboi wrote:

> 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.

Any language can be emulated on pebbles; unlike most languages,  
Haskell can be compiled directly to them.


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