Re: Curry

From: Herbert Kuchen <herbert_at_Informatik.RWTH-Aachen.DE>
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 1996 11:22:39 +0100

Simon Peyton Jones writes:

> Short summary
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Concentrate on your main innovation, and refrain from innovating
> anywhere you don't have to. If you invent everything from scratch
> you'll slow down your design a great deal, and reduce uptake from your
> users.

I agree
 
> The current Curry design differs form Haskell in many places
> where it could be identical. I think that represents a big missed
> opportunity.

In fact, we were already trying to keep close to Haskell,
and only to deviate at crucial points (like e.g. logic
variables, evaluation patterns, ...). Maybe we were not
consequent enough.

Herbert
Received on Wed Dec 18 1996 - 13:59:35 CET

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