[Haskell-cafe] Problems with strictness analysis?

Kim-Ee Yeoh a.biurvOir4 at asuhan.com
Tue Nov 4 05:35:04 EST 2008

David Menendez-2 wrote:
>> On Mon, 3 Nov 2008, Luke Palmer wrote:
>> I was actually being an annoying purist.  "f is strict" means "f _|_ =
>> _|_", so strictness is a semantic idea, not an operational one.
> I think Luke was commenting on the terminology, not the optimization.
> We have a tendency to say "lazy" when we mean "non-strict" and
> "strict" when we mean "eager".

Good point. If it sheds light on such elusive, important distinctions 
then this incorrigible pedantry can only be encouraged.

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