[Haskell-cafe] extending the notion of notation (was: extending Do notation)

Mike Meyer mwm at mired.org
Tue May 20 20:32:38 UTC 2014

On Tue, May 20, 2014 at 2:51 PM, MigMit <miguelimo38 at yandex.ru> wrote:

> And no, whatever Lispers want to believe in, program is not AST. Program
> is TEXT.

No, a program is a bunch of bits the computer can execute. It can be
represented as TEXT, or an AST, or even a diagram in some graphical
programming tool somewhere - all of which we also confusingly call a

As noted by others, attempts to get away from TEXT have been going on for
decades. So far every attempt has failed - for reasons also noted by others.
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