[Haskell-beginners] sometimes Haskell isn't what you want

Darren Grant therealkludgy at gmail.com
Tue Sep 11 22:21:11 CEST 2012

Just adding another perspective: I developed the AI for a complex
turn-based strategy game in C++. By the end of the process I found
that I was not only continually repeating myself due to the language
syntax because I needed a *lot* of specialized list manipulations, but
I was also effectively composing pure functions.

This made me think that it could be much more effective to develop AI
in a functional language. There's no way I could do this with Haskell
presently as I am still struggling to approach all problems from the
FP perspective first, but I do think there is the potential.


On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 6:34 AM, Anindya Mozumdar
<anindya.lugbang at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I went back to it
>> for one day (yesterday) and that was enough to make me realize how
>> unpleasant its inconsistencies, inconsistent documentation, awkwardnesses,
>> etc.
>> Haskell is a gift and I'm not throwing it away.
> Luckily this is a small list, otherwise a flame war would have started by now.
> Personally, I learnt the basics of Haskell in the year 2000 in
> college. I am re-learning it again, and it's an absolute delight. I am
> not a programmer by profession - and this is the only language which
> *makes* me want to learn it as I am generally interested in math and
> bit of CS theory. It's also interesting to note that Haskell is being
> used in finance, and maybe I will get to use it professionally one
> day.
> Regards,
> Anindya
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