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From: Tomasz Zielonka <tomasz.zielonka <at> gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Haskell] Re: Haskell versus Lisp
Newsgroups: gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe
Date: Saturday 17th September 2005 11:03:57 UTC (over 12 years ago)
On Fri, Sep 16, 2005 at 06:56:10PM -0400, David F. Place wrote:
> 
> On Sep 16, 2005, at 6:26 PM, Glynn Clements wrote:
> 
> >Haskell's safety and consistency can get in the way, while Lisp's
> >freedom can be quite unsafe and inconsistent.
> 
> and lazy evaluation eliminates 99% of the need for macros in lisp.

I wrote:
> supposedly unavailable in other languages. Surprisingly, most of these
> things were equally easy to do with higher-order functions and
> closures in Haskell.

... and laziness of course, and some other features too.

Did I say "equally easy"? It is often easier. Creating your own control
structures in Haskell is a pure pleasure.

Best regards
Tomasz
 
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