[Haskell-cafe] Seeking the correct quote

Bradford Larsen brad.larsen at gmail.com
Tue Apr 27 21:32:10 EDT 2010

On Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 4:23 PM, Jacques Carette <carette at mcmaster.ca> wrote:
> I have heard generic programming described tongue-in-cheek as "the kind of
> polymorphism that a language does not (yet) have".  I find this description
> rather apt, and it matches fairly what I see called 'generic' in various
> communities.  But who said this, where and when?
> Jacques
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I don't have the book handy (it was from the library), but I seem to
remember reading something along those lines in ``Datatype-Generic
Programming:  International Spring School, SSDGP 2006, Nottingham, UK,
April 24-27, 2006, Revised Lectures'', edited by Backhouse, Gibbons,
Hinze, and Jeuring.

There's a lead for you, at least!


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