[Haskell-cafe] Wikipedia on first-class object

Cristian Baboi 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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