[Haskell-beginners] The Book

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Fri Feb 22 17:39:25 CET 2013

On Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 11:31 AM, Emanuel Koczwara <
poczta at emanuelkoczwara.pl> wrote:

> that), aliens and other cool stuff :D. And it looks like they are
> "discovering" Haskell rather than "developing" it. Am I right? If so, it
> really can be infinite.

Haskell is simultaneously a production language and a functional
programming research language, yes; it is expanding all the time.  Even if
by some chance you could learn everything currently known about it, the
endpoint will have moved in the meantime.  (This is why the Platform,
intended for practical development, does not track the most recent GHC;
*that* is intended for the research folks, may not be production-level
stable, and will only make its way into the Platform for production folks
to use later.  Or sometimes not at all, as with ghc 7.2.x.)

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