[Haskell-cafe] I Need a Better Functional Language!

Matthew Farkas-Dyck strake888 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 7 05:28:06 CEST 2012

On 05/04/2012, Grigory Sarnitskiy <sargrigory at ya.ru> wrote:
> One could expect from a language that bears 'functional' as its
> characteristic to be able to do everything imaginable with functions.
> However, the only thing Haskell can do with functions is to apply them to
> arguments and to feed them as arguments, run in parallel (run and
> concatenate programs).
> Obviously, that's not all of the imaginable possibilities. One also can
> rewrite programs. And write programs that rewrite programs. And write
> programs that rewrite programs that rewrite the first programs and so on.
> But there is no such possibility in Haskell, except for introducing a DSL.
> Note, that the reflectivity is important.

For x86 machine: http://hackage.haskell.org/package/hdis86

Truly, I often wish to be able to pattern match on functions myself.
Alas, the function is not an algebraic data type.

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