[Haskell-beginners] A Comparison of Haskell and Scheme

Felipe Lessa felipe.lessa at gmail.com
Tue Feb 10 05:25:55 EST 2009

On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 5:18 AM, Benjamin L. Russell
<DekuDekuplex at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Although somewhat dated (posted on October 24, 2006 4:39 PM, to be
> precise), here is an interesting comparison of Haskell and Scheme, by
> Mark C. Chu-Carroll, a PhD computer scientist who works as a software
> engineer at Google, on his blog, regarding whether someone should
> translate Douglas Hofstadter's columns introducing Scheme to replace
> the Scheme code with Haskell code:

He forgot to tell that Haskell is the best imperative language :).

> The entry discusses differences in syntax, typing, and semantics, and
> makes for interesting reading.  Surprisingly, he states that Haskell
> syntax is easier to learn for beginners:

I don't think that's surprising at all. Haskell's syntax is one of the
bests I've ever used: clean, simple, and yet powerful.


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