[Haskell-cafe] I Need a Better Functional Language!
kc1956 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 5 21:11:13 CEST 2012
On Thu, Apr 5, 2012 at 11:59 AM, Tillmann Rendel <
rendel at informatik.uni-marburg.de> wrote:
> Paul R wrote:
>> I am curious what are interesting use-cases for that? Symbolic
>> analysis? self-compilers?
> Optimization. For example, imagine the following definition of function
> map f . map g = map (f . g)
> f . g = \x -> f (g x)
> In Haskell, we cannot write this, because we cannot pattern match on
> function calls.
> So, we're not talking about optimization as in Mathematical Programming
but optimization in language constructs.
You might want to take a look at MIN by Stephen Tse.
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