Haskell's new logo, and the idiocy of tech geekers
searles at hoombah.nurt.bt.uk
Sat Oct 3 06:41:22 CEST 2009
Xah Lee wrote:
> Haskell has a new logo. [Blam! It fucking blows because lambda means
> pure functional]
A truly pure functional language would be useless for anything but
programming space heaters.
Lambda seems not inappropriate on any language that strongly supports a
functional style. Schemes and Clojure certainly do, and Haskell
certainly does. Common Lisp is a bit less strongly
functionally-oriented, but it still supports it better than, say, C or
Java, by having first-class functions and closures.
In fact the general pattern seems to be that lambda crops up in
languages that have first-class functions, which not coincidentally tend
to also have an anonymous function operator, often called lambda.
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