[Haskell-cafe] Re: A few ideas about FRP and arbitrary access in time

sinelaw jones.noamle at gmail.com
Wed Mar 3 16:02:03 EST 2010

On Mar 3, 10:50 pm, Donn Cave <d... at avvanta.com> wrote:
> Kind of a long shot, from what I can make out, but Timber might be
> interesting - Haskell-like programming language with a "reactive" model
> that supports time as a sort of event.  http://www.timber-lang.org/
> Certainly not much like what we're talking about, but I haven't picked
> up on the application domain of `behaviors' - for all I know that's
> just about working around the lack of support for time events.
>         Donn

Thanks, timber looks interesting and definitely worth looking at .

Behaviors are used to represent values that change continuously with
time. Even if the implementation is discrete (as all digital
hardware), it may be more natural to treat things such as a
temperature sensor, mouse position, and perhaps even video as
functions of continuous time, values that vary continuously. So
behaviors are not a workaround at all, in this sense.

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