[Haskell-beginners] sometimes Haskell isn't what you want
nick.vanderweit at gmail.com
Mon Sep 10 23:16:02 CEST 2012
I agree with this. Often it seems that Haskell takes longer to write, but I
think this is because it makes you work harder than other languages before it
compiles successfully. The tradeoff here is that you wind up with fewer runtime
errors, which are more frustrating than compiler errors.
A Haskell program is a proof of its own type. Writing proofs is a challenging
task. Whether you want to incur this overhead is, of course, up to you as a
On Monday, September 10, 2012 03:28:45 PM damodar kulkarni wrote:
> > ... 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>
> > wrote:
> > > 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
> > typing
> > > 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,
> > but
> > > 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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> > KC
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