[Haskell-cafe] Re: Non-technical Haskell question

Matthew Walton matthew at alledora.co.uk
Thu Dec 2 09:10:54 EST 2004

Simon Peyton-Jones wrote:
> | I also have a very small start on a "haskell for hackers" ("hackers"
> in
> | the non-evil sense) sort of document.  One this doesn't ignore I/O as
> | "hard" or "unimportant".  I/O in Haskell doesn't suck.  It's just that
> a
> | lot of people in the community don't have it as a high priority, I
> | think.
> As a shameless plug, have you tried "Tackling the awkward squad?".
> Indeed I/O in Haskell doesn't suck.
> 	http://research.microsoft.com/%7Esimonpj/papers/marktoberdorf

Well I thought I had a good grasp of Haskell I/O, but I read that paper 
anyway and found many interesting things (exceptions and Concurrent 
Haskell are both new to me, and the FFI is something I've only touched 
on briefly). I'd recommend that to others struggling with the IO monad; 
I wish I'd read it three years ago!


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