Nothing to do with Scheme (was: Re: [plt-scheme] No More Boring Code)

From: Stephen De Gabrielle (stephen at
Date: Thu Apr 9 06:44:33 EDT 2009

Is their any evidence that there are problems with providing these
abstraction tools? It's not like the designers of java were unaware of
lisps, haskel etc.

On 4/9/09, hendrik at <hendrik at> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 08, 2009 at 11:01:41AM -0700, John Clements wrote:
>> Honestly, this has nothing to do with Scheme.  There are *lots* of
>> languages out there that have the abstraction tools available to get
>> rid of the boring junk; Haskell, ML, Scheme, LISP, etc.  In a perfect
>> world, I'd like to create a rallying cry for *all* proponents of
>> functional programming.
> And the abstraction tools aren't even in conceptual conflict with
> imperative programming.  Why *do* all those languages leave tnem out?
> -- hendrik
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