# Difference between revisions of "Category:Theoretical foundations"

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Things (related to Haskell) that give us the feeling of surprise instead of design, the way natural sciences and mathematics do. |
Things (related to Haskell) that give us the feeling of surprise instead of design, the way natural sciences and mathematics do. |
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Other things can be astonishing too -- like the mere existence of [http://www.madore.org/~david/computers/quine.html self-replicating programs (quines)], a consequence of the fixed point theorem. |
Other things can be astonishing too -- like the mere existence of [http://www.madore.org/~david/computers/quine.html self-replicating programs (quines)], a consequence of the fixed point theorem. |
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## Latest revision as of 00:41, 22 October 2021

Things (related to Haskell) that give us the feeling of surprise instead of design, the way natural sciences and mathematics do.

In λ-calculus and combinatory logic, the existence of Church numerals was a surprise, too. They were not anticipated, so not a mere design. Other things can be astonishing too -- like the mere existence of self-replicating programs (quines), a consequence of the fixed point theorem.

Haskell is based on and related to powerful ideas, and learning Haskell can yield a feeling of exploring something out there, instead of watching a huge cathedral.

## Pages in category "Theoretical foundations"

The following 26 pages are in this category, out of 26 total.