[Haskell-cafe] Seeking the correct quote

Jacques Carette carette at mcmaster.ca
Tue Apr 27 22:03:49 EDT 2010

Bradford Larsen wrote:
> 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?
> 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.
I've got that book in my office - I'll check tomorrow.  I read the
preface before I posted on -cafe, and it wasnt' there.  I'll read
further in, see if I can spot it.


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