[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.
haskell at colquitt.org
Thu Oct 1 19:20:24 EDT 2009
Andrew Coppin said:
>> Sure. But what is a computer program?
then Richard O'Keefe said:
> A computer program, in short, is *whatever we want it to be*.
> (Within reasonable limits.)
I agree with Richard's conclusion.
>From where I sit, the critical point is that, unless you're breadboarding,
programming is working in the abstract, and we choose our abstractions.
There's a strong tradition of sequential imperative programming, but that's
as far as it goes.
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