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Date: 2000-09-12 (06:43)
From: Enrique.Vetere@m...
Subject: Eager vs. Lazy (newbie)
I'm looking for references about the "eager vs. lazy" issue in functional 
I undertand that eager languages map more directly to (strict) math 
functions, so formal proof of things is easier. I've also read that lazy 
evaluation is a key issue for code reuse ("Why functional programming 
matters - John Hughes). He mentions "the present controversy over lazy 
evaluation". The paper is more than 10 years old, so I guess that 
something has happened in between.
I'm also interested in the design issues that drove Ocaml to be eager. 
Thank you.

Enrique Vetere
McLees S.A.