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Date: 2007-10-18 (15:04)
From: Eric Cooper <ecc@c...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Help me find this pdf
On Thu, Oct 18, 2007 at 09:52:22AM -0500, Robert Fischer wrote:
>> You have to explicitly force the lazy value first- but other than it being 
>> explicit, this is no different from other languages that implicitly force 
>> the value for you.  Well, Haskell has an option where a pattern match can 
>> always succeed that doesn't necessarily force the lazy value (I forget 
>> what it's called at the moment), but baring that, even standard Haskell 
>> pattern matching forces the value for the match.
> ...which is pretty much how it is going to have to work until someone 
> builds a programming language with psychic precognition.

Whose reference manual would have to be called
    The Minority Report on the Programming Language Foo :-)

Eric Cooper             e c c @ c m u . e d u