[Haskell-cafe] Wikipedia on first-class object
jonathanccast at fastmail.fm
Thu Dec 27 10:46:05 EST 2007
On 27 Dec 2007, at 9:41 AM, Cristian Baboi wrote:
> On Thu, 27 Dec 2007 17:39:25 +0200, Jonathan Cast
> <jonathanccast at fastmail.fm> wrote:
>> On 27 Dec 2007, at 6:51 AM, Cristian Baboi wrote:
>>> On Thu, 27 Dec 2007 14:42:37 +0200, Bulat Ziganshin
>>> <bulat.ziganshin at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Hello Cristian,
>>>> Thursday, December 27, 2007, 12:19:08 PM, you wrote:
>>>>> Yes, but one can store the result of an operation to disk
>>>>> except in the
>>>>> particular case the result happen to be a function.
>>>> how can values of type T be saved to disk?
>>> I don't know. I'm a beginner in Haskell, and I down't know about T.
>>> You mean they cannot ?
>>> I was under the impression that the purpose of computers cannot
>>> be fulfiled if we cannot get the result of computations out of
>>> the computers.
>> Haskell is not a computer programming language; Haskell
>> implementations are not required to run on computers. Haskell is
>> a formal notation for computation (completely unrelated to the Von
>> Neuman machine sitting on your desk). It can be implemented on
>> Von Neuman machines, because they are still universal Turing
>> machines, but it is /not/ a radical attack on the problem of
>> programming peripherals!
> I suppose it can run on pebbles.
Any language can be emulated on pebbles; unlike most languages,
Haskell can be compiled directly to them.
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