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Date: 2004-07-23 (03:32)
From: William Lovas <wlovas@s...>
Subject: Re: lazyness in ocaml (was : [Caml-list] kprintf with user formatters)
On Fri, Jul 23, 2004 at 09:00:49AM +1000, skaller wrote:
> How about sugar:
> \(expr) <==> lazy expr
> Since arguments to be lazily evaluated are never variables,
> they're often going to be surrounded in brackets already, 
> and so this is only a single character .. 
> a lazy way to spell lazy  .. and a very easy implementation :)

... and this is a lot like Okasaki's $ proposal, also mentioned in Wadler's
paper on lazy notation in strict languages[1].  There really is nothing new
under the sun :)


[1] http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/wadler/papers/lazyinstrict/lazyinstrict.txt

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