[Haskell-cafe] Re: Wikipedia on first-class object

Cristian Baboi cristi at ot.onrc.ro
Fri Dec 28 08:35:56 EST 2007

On Fri, 28 Dec 2007 15:29:00 +0200, Miguel Mitrofanov  
<miguelimo38 at yandex.ru> wrote:

>> >> take 5 [1,2,3,4,5,undefined]
>> (What would GHCi print?
> [1,2,3,4,5]
>> Then please square that with your comment that we don't care how much of
>> the list gets evaluated.)

> I don't care if it evaluates it, reads it's answer from some internal  
> table, or consult it's lawyer. I just want it to agree with my reasoning  
> about complete partial orders; that's all I need. I don't know how to  
> explain this clearer.

This purity of Haskell will allways interfere with practical matters that  
cannot be described in Haskell.

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