[Haskell-cafe] Monad.Reader 8: Haskell, the new C++

Albert Y. C. Lai trebla at vex.net
Wed Sep 12 18:06:56 EDT 2007

ok wrote:
> So we have
>     C++ : imperative language whose type system is a Turing-complete
>           functional language (with rather twisted syntax)
>     Haskell: functional language whose type system is a Turing-
>           complete logic programming language (with rather twisted
>           syntax)

They also have twisted semantics.

> I've been told that functional dependencies are old hat and there is
> now something better.  I suspect that "better" here means "worse".

Lattice duality, Galois connections, functor adjunctions, etc., have 
taught me that better is always equivalent to worse.

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