[Haskell-cafe] Metaprogramming in Haskell vs. Ocaml

Jason Dagit dagit at codersbase.com
Mon Apr 5 19:05:49 EDT 2010

On Mon, Apr 5, 2010 at 12:27 PM, Jacques Carette <carette at mcmaster.ca>wrote:

> Don Stewart wrote:
>> I think we don't see as much metaprogramming because of other language
>> features -- laziness, operator syntax, and type classes -- make a bunch
>> of common designs work without needing metaprogramming.
> While true, there are also 2 other reasons for meta-programmers are not all
> over Haskell:
> 1. efficiency nuts are already using C++ templates and don't see why they
> would switch,
> 2. people who care about types use a typed meta-language (like metaocaml)
> instead of an untyped template layer atop a (fantastic!) typed language.

Are you implying that template haskell is not typed?

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