n. someone who goes for things and brings them back. (From go for.) : You got a gopher who can go get some coffee?
n. a dupe; a pawn; an underling. : The guy's just a gofer. He has no say in anything.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition. Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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language A lazyfunctional language designed by Mark Jones at the Programming Research Group, Oxford, UK in 1991. It is very similar to Haskell 1.2. It has lazy evaluation, higher order functions, pattern matching, and type classes, lambda, case, conditional and let expressions, and wild card, "as" and irrefutable patterns. It lacks modules, arrays and standard classes. Gofer comes with an interpreter (in C), a compiler which compiles to C, documentation and examples. Unix Version 2.30 (1994-06-10) Mac_Gofer version 0.16 beta. Ported to Sun, AcornArchimedes, IBM PC, Macintosh, Atari, Amiga. Version 2.30 added support for contexts in datatype and member function definitions, Haskell style arrays, an external function calling mechanism for gofc, an experimental implementation of Launchbury/Peyton Jones style lazy functional state threads, an experimental implementation of "do" notation for monad comprehensions. Latest version: HUGS. ["Introduction to Gofer 2.20", M.P. Jones.] [The implementation of the Gofer functional programming system, Mark P. Jones, Research Report YALEU/DCS/RR-1030, Yale University, Department of Computer Science, May 1994. FTP: nebula.cs.yale.edu/pub/yale-fp/reports]. (http://cs.nott.ac.uk/Department/Staff/mpj/). FTP Yale (ftp://nebula.cs.yale.edu/), FTP Glasgow (ftp://ftp.dcs.glasgow.ac.uk/), FTP Chalmers (ftp://ftp.cs.chalmers.se/pub/haskell/gofer/). (1995-02-14)