[erlang-questions] call by value

Jesper Louis Andersen <>
Thu May 19 18:28:27 CEST 2011


On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 18:23, Jesper Louis Andersen
<> wrote:
>
> f(3 + 5) ==> (3 + 5) + 7 ==> 8 + 7 ==> 15
>
> which is the call-by-reference evaluation strategy. Erlang is a
> Call-by-value (or an eager/strict) language. Clean and Haskell are
> good examples of languages that use a variant the call-by-reference
> strategy named call-by-need.
>

Ok, I was wrong here. Haskell and Clean are call-by-need, but I was
thinking of call-by-name and not call by reference. My bad, see

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evaluation_strategy

for the full information about it.


-- 
J.



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