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Subject: RE: Higher-order function support as means to reduce the "standard" operators/functions. (Was(Re: Re: . in for))
From: "Michael Kay" <michael.h.kay@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 6 Jan 2002 19:13:10 -0000
michael kay higher order function
> Based on my brief example it is clear, that the standard
> language can be kept small,
> allowing at the same time any desired functionality to be
> easily implemented by
> programmers, based on higher-order function support.
Let me say that I agree with you entirely on this. I wish I could convince
my colleagues.

There are complexities, I'm sure, in extending the type system to handle
higher-order functions. But I'm sure that given a will, these could be

Mike Kay

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