[Haskell-cafe] Re: A rant against the blurb on the Haskell front page

Jeremy Shaw jeremy at n-heptane.com
Sun Oct 17 14:43:06 EDT 2010

On Sun, Oct 17, 2010 at 1:32 PM, Stefan Monnier
<monnier at iro.umontreal.ca> wrote:

> AFAIK laziness is a property of the major implementations of Haskell,
> but not really of the language itself.  All I see in the Haskell report
> points at it being "applicative", "call by name", but nowhere does the
> report seem to mandate a lazy strategy.  It's just that being purely
> functional implies that the compiler is free to use laziness.

Yes. The rumor I heard is that Haskell is non-strict:


- jeremy

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