[Haskell-cafe] I read somewhere that for 90% of a wide class of computing problems, you only need 10% of the source code in Haskell, that you would in an imperative language.

Richard O'Keefe ok at cs.otago.ac.nz
Thu Oct 1 18:09:58 EDT 2009

On Oct 1, 2009, at 8:53 PM, Andrew Coppin wrote:
> Sure. But what is a computer program?

It depends on the computer.  Classical machines do one thing,
data flow machines do another, reduction machines another.
I once saw a tiny machine at a UK university where the hardware
was a combinator reduction gadget.  It wasn't combinators on top
of conventional instructions, the hardware did nothing _but_

A computer program, in short, is *whatever we want it to be*.
(Within reasonable limits.)

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