[Haskell-cafe] Wikipedia on first-class object
jonathanccast at fastmail.fm
Fri Dec 28 18:55:34 EST 2007
On 28 Dec 2007, at 1:15 AM, Cristian Baboi wrote:
> On Thu, 27 Dec 2007 17:39:25 +0200, Jonathan Cast
> <jonathanccast at fastmail.fm> wrote:
>> 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!
> How do you call that "thing" that implement Haskell ?
Usually I call it a compiler for a computer. That's a fact about
economics, not about Haskell.
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