[Haskell-cafe] Re: Wikipedia on first-class object
jonathanccast at fastmail.fm
Fri Dec 28 19:03:32 EST 2007
On 28 Dec 2007, at 4:20 AM, Cristian Baboi wrote:
> Thank you.
> This is what I understand so far:
> - the maximal values is what is usually called data
Incorrect. Total functions are maximal.
> - the non maximal are what is usually called code
Incorrect. `Non maximal' expressions are just expressions with
embedded infinite loops or exceptions (or functions that yield such
values when presented with defined arguments).
> - in functional languages one can be given non maximal values
> (code) as input
Correct (sort of, se above). But not in the way you think. And only
in non-strict functional languages.
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