[Haskell-cafe] Hardware for FRP programming - what should it
Bas van Dijk
v.dijk.bas at gmail.com
Sat Feb 28 06:08:56 EST 2009
On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 11:33 PM, Noam Lewis <lenoam at gmail.com> wrote:
> What sort of features/capabilities/architecture would you expect from
> a processor that will be designed a-priori for FRP programming?
Maybe you should first ask the following more simple question:
"What sort of features/capabilities/architecture would you expect from
a *language* that will be designed a-priori for FRP programming?"
Once (or while) that is answered you can deal with implementing this
language by writing a compiler. This will probably give you ideas on
what processor features you would like to have available.
Note that Luke Palmer is asking (and trying to answer) this latter
question on his blog: http://lukepalmer.wordpress.com/
He seems to have abandoned Haskell for doing FRP because of
garbage-collection issues and is now designing a new functional
dependently-typed language called 'Dana'.
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