[Haskell-cafe] Wikipedia on first-class object
cristi at ot.onrc.ro
Fri Dec 28 02:12:12 EST 2007
On Thu, 27 Dec 2007 17:35:54 +0200, Jonathan Cast
<jonathanccast at fastmail.fm> wrote:
> Only on Von Neuman machines. Haskell implementations are not required
> to run on Von Neuman machines. That's why the language is called
> functional. (Imperative languages, by contrast, are just abstractions
> of the underlying Von Neuman architecture, which is probably the source
> of your confusion).
Can you tell me what is it that make a language imperative ?
When I learned about formal grammars and languages, there was no
discussion about this.
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