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

Conal Elliott conal at conal.net
Wed Mar 3 18:56:14 EST 2010

> 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.

Just as we program with infinite lists etc even though the implementation is
finite.  In this way, implementations serve
abstractions/semantics/specifications, rather than vice versa.  See also
http://conal.net/blog/posts/why-program-with-continuous-time/ .

  - Conal
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