[Haskell-cafe] Re: New slogan for haskell.org

Henning Thielemann lemming at henning-thielemann.de
Fri Nov 30 06:40:00 EST 2007

On Fri, 30 Nov 2007, Yitzchak Gale wrote:

> Jerzy Karczmarczuk wrote:
> > The laziness, meant as deferred procedure calls *CAN* be used in Python,
> > also in iterator context, through generators, that's true. But still there
> > are no update'able automatically thunks, no lazy data! If generators remind
> > me of something, it is co-routines.
> Yes, they are becoming co-routines, you
> can now send data back into them.
> If I can put a lazy list comprehension in place of
> a strict one, why is that not lazy data?
> Look, I am not arguing that this pseudo-laziness is a central feature of
> Python, or that Python is close to being a functional language. I don't
> think Henning meant to say that, either. But there are some features
> like that, and they are very nicely done, people like them. Even before
> I knew about Haskell, those were the features of Python that made me
> really enjoy the language. So I agree with others who wrote that
> pointing out beautiful Haskell-inspired or Haskell-like features in a
> person's current favorite language might be a good way to encourage that
> person to have a look at Haskell.

That was my point, yes.

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