Re: Software directions to ponder over...

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From: Tony Finch (
Date: Thu Sep 28 2000 - 03:09:22 PDT

Kragen Sitaker <> 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
>control flow.

IME <> 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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