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Re: [Chicken-users] Re: SRFI 41

From: minh thu
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] Re: SRFI 41
Date: Thu, 7 May 2009 15:45:12 +0200

2009/5/7 Phil Bewig <address@hidden>:

> ...
>> I disagree.  Streams and lists are not substitutable.  Haskell conflates
>> the two because everything in Haskell is lazy, so there is no difference.
>> But that isn't true in Scheme.
>> There is a reason for 'delay' & 'force'. Scheme is "eager" but
>> "multi-paradigm" and API designers shouldn't go out of the way to hide the
>> fact. At least for the "basics" :-)
> Exactly.  Haskell is pure and lazy all the way.  Scheme is broader.


I'm a bit surprised you mention delay and force for Scheme then say
Haskell is pure and lazy "all the way". You can have side effects in
Haskell and you can force evaluation too.


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