[Haskell-cafe] Wikipedia on first-class object

Cristian Baboi cristi at ot.onrc.ro
Thu Dec 27 10:57:10 EST 2007

Good to know. I intended to use Haskell for algorithms, but it seems it is  
not so good at them.

On Thu, 27 Dec 2007 17:52:19 +0200, Jonathan Cast  
<jonathanccast at fastmail.fm> wrote:

> On 27 Dec 2007, at 9:47 AM, Cristian Baboi wrote:
>>>>>> 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.
> Which is why Haskell treats IO as a domain specific language.
> jcc

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