[Haskell-cafe] Wikipedia on first-class object

Cristian Baboi cristi at ot.onrc.ro
Thu Dec 27 10:47:46 EST 2007

>>>> 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.
> jcc

I know, and in this case one doesn't need IO.
The result is a nice collection of asorted pebbles.

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