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Re: [Scheme-reports] DELAY AND FORCE

Andre van Tonder scripsit:

> p 14: Waddell showed a long time ago that DELAY and FORCE are not
>        the correct primitives for lazy evaluation in a strict language.
>        In short, it is impossible to write properly iterative lazy
>        programs that don't have memory leaks with just DELAY and FORCE.
>        This is discussed in more detail in SRFI 45 and references
>        therein.

I agree, and proposed LAZY and EAGER as ticket #55.  However,
the WG voted it down on the strength of Alex's arguments at
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/scheme-reports-wg1/qzAeT7395Sk/fTlT-BYTVysJ .
If you can rebut these, please do.

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