[Haskell-cafe] Re: What are side effects in Haskell?

Achim Schneider barsoap at web.de
Fri Jan 2 14:03:01 EST 2009

"David Leimbach" <leimy2k at gmail.com> wrote:

> I think most of the introductory material I've seen that made me go
> "aha now I get it" say pure functional programming is about values,
I dare to claim that functional programming is all about lambdas and
reduction, and that functions and values are just two names for the
same thing... in the same way that there are words for square and cube,
but only one word to sum up all (n-dimensional) hypercubes.

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