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

From: Carl Eastlund (cce at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Mon Jan 28 10:11:34 EST 2008

On Jan 28, 2008 10:03 AM, Grant Rettke <grettke at acm.org> wrote:
> 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'.

Do you know any Europeans?  You should ask them what they think of
peanut butter and jelly.  Lazy programming, like PB&J, is a regional
taste not always shared by the rest of the world.

> 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.

Pure just means it's missing some stuff.  ;)

Carl Eastlund

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