[plt-scheme] call-by-value vs. call-by-name?

From: Grant Rettke (grettke at acm.org)
Date: Mon Jan 28 10:03:46 EST 2008

On Jan 28, 2008 7:31 AM, Matthias Felleisen <matthias at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
> > 2) Recently, there seems to have been a great increase
> > in focus on lazy evaluation across the functional
> > programming landscape.
> What evidence do you have for that? I actually believe that interest
> in laziness peaked in the late 90s and has dwindled to little.

On the fringes of the professional community (blogs posting and
articles), there has been a lot of hype about Haskell for the past
year or two. So much so that 'functional programming' and 'lazy'
seemingly go together like 'peanut butter and jelly'.

If I hear one more person tell me "Well you know Haskell is a *pure*
functional programming language unlike Scheme...", I guess I wouldn't
be surprised.

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