From: Tony Finch (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Sep 28 2000 - 03:09:22 PDT
Kragen Sitaker <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>I'm not aware of any languages in common use with precise definitions,
Standard ML and Scheme come to mind.
>There are other good ways to structure code; for example,
>combinator-graph reduction and higher-order functions. They are wrong
>choices when the most important aspect of the code's behavior is its
IME <http://www.ioccc.org/years.html#1998_fanf> combinator graph
reduction is a handy but old-fashioned way of implementing certain
languages but it's a complete bugger to program in. However,
combinators do turn up as special cases of HOF, and some more
hard-core functional code can be mostly combinators, but the
programmer isn't thinking in terms of graph reduction.
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