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

From: Shu-yu Guo (shu at rfrn.org)
Date: Mon Jan 28 14:08:45 EST 2008

On 1/28/08, 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'.

I don't think this is anything new -- people seemed to have considered
laziness "crucial" to FP for a while. John Hughes in his 1984 memo
lists it as one of the reasons why FP matters at all.


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