[Haskell-beginners] sometimes Haskell isn't what you want
kdamodar2000 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 10 11:58:45 CEST 2012
> ... strict typing is getting in the way....
When Haskell's strict typing seems to get in your way, chances are more
that you are heading for a big and nasty problem (aka, bug) sometime down
the line, unless you are extremely careful of what you do.
Strict typing is a boon to software designers in that it helps point out
even major design flaws and that too rather earlier.
But, apart from this, if one is trying to deal with a computational problem
involving lots and lot of state-change (and things like memoization etc),
then there is no "easy" way out for a beginner in Haskell. IMHO, that's
because, Haskell isn't modelled after the so called state-change model of
But I am sure, Haskell Gurus out there may help you out if you give more
inputs about your problem.
On Sun, Sep 9, 2012 at 1:45 PM, KC <kc1956 at gmail.com> wrote:
> If one programming language suited every computable problem there
> would only be one programming language.
> You don't seem to have a point worth making without more description
> of your problem.
> On Sun, Sep 9, 2012 at 1:10 AM, Dennis Raddle <dennis.raddle at gmail.com>
> > Sadly, I've decided Haskell is not the right language for my current
> > project. Python is better. I need to hack together data, and strict
> > is getting in the way. Most of my algorithms are better served with
> > imperative/mutable-data. I learned a lot about Haskell trying to do it,
> > my knowledge of the language is not quiet good enough and I feel like I'm
> > fighting the language. Python is better. For now.
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