[Haskell-cafe] [Haskell Cafe] strict version of Haskell - does it exist?

Richard O'Keefe ok at cs.otago.ac.nz
Tue Jan 31 02:51:28 CET 2012

On 31/01/2012, at 5:47 AM, Doug McIlroy wrote:

>> Is there any document describing why there is no ghc --strict flag
>> making all code strict by default?
>> Wouldn't such a '--strict' flag turn Haskell/GHC into a better C/gcc
>> compiler?
> I agree that a strict flag would turn Haskell into C--but that's a
> perversion of Haskell.

On the other hand, a designed-to-be-strict language-and-libraries
with close-to-Haskell *syntax* would be nice.  I recently
described F# as combining the beauty of Caml with the functional
purity of C# -- both of course are like the snakes of Ireland.

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