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  • Dichotomies can be categorized into exactly two types: true dichotomies and false dichotomies. :-)

    This, my friend, is a false dichotomy.

    Modern haskell believes strongly in the second option. It's all about making and reusing the best abstractions, and hoping the compiler can figure it out. Most don't, ghc often does, but not always.

    The new fad in the haskell community is stream fusion, or writing your code in a pipelined manner that allows a stack of maps and filters to be condensed into a single t

    • If the "sufficiently smart compiler" is True Amber and C is "The Courts of Chaos", GHC approaches Avalon. Now I wonder if Zelazny wrote more about programming than the Kabbalah.

      (For everyone not versed in expert-but-pop SF, I agree that GHC trends toward my second pole, but it certainly hasn't arrived.)