[Haskell-cafe] Non-technical Haskell question

Jules Bean jules at jellybean.co.uk
Fri Dec 3 02:33:20 EST 2004

On 3 Dec 2004, at 03:48, Jason Bailey wrote:
> As one of the "rank and file" and fairly new to Haskell (less then a 
> month) I can tell you that there is a growing awareness of functional 
> programming and that it offers different paradigms to work with.

That's good to hear.

> The documentation is sparse and confusing,

Agreed. The hierarchical library documentation is poor in many places.

>  the "standard" libraries seem incomplete

Compared to perl or java? Yes, absolutely. Perl and Java both have 
enormous libraries of software available, and both have taken years and 
years to reach the current state. Compared to C/C++ (which are both 
popular 'real world' languages, of course) I think haskell isn't doing 
so badly.

>  and how complitaion and linking is handled feels antiquated.

Can you be more specific here?


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