Various (and almost completely unrelated) questions and opinions

David Gould <>
Mon Feb 19 23:53:29 CET 2001


On Mon, Feb 12, 2001 at 12:58:58AM -0600, Chris Pressey wrote:
... 
> Speaking of which, if comma roughly means "and" and semicolon roughly
> means "or" then the following would make sense to me but is not
> considered legal by the compiler:
> 
>   fib(1; 2) -> 1; fib(N) when N > 2 -> fib(N-1) + fib(N-2).
> 
> That may be too risque as well.  Partly what I'd like to see is a sort
> of "Dangerous Erlang" which trades off some of the safety and
> predictability for flexibility and expressivity.  Is there any other
> programming language out there which claims to be a descendant of
> Erlang, or lists Erlang as one of its influences?  (Barring anything
> that claims it's a direct "subset" or "superset" or "extended subset" of
> Erlang)

Hmmm, I am thinking, "typeless Haskell" ;-)

-dg
 

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