[Haskell-cafe] Haskell Propeganda

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Sat Aug 23 19:30:32 EDT 2008

On 2008 Aug 23, at 17:29, C.M.Brown wrote:
> I wonder whether seg faults are the true analogue to errors such as
> "error: head empty list." or pattern match errors.

Not really; while laziness does introduce a certain amount of "spooky  
action at a difference" to such errors, it's not nearly as bad as the  
memory corruption (due to effective type mismatches) that often leads  
to the segfault.

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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