[Haskell-cafe] Non-technical Haskell question

Matthew Roberts mattr at ics.mq.edu.au
Fri Dec 3 18:16:05 EST 2004

Java had a relatively slow uptake in enterprise and a meteoric rise in 
universities - that is really starting to pay off now as graduates look 
to java as a solution first (the first graduates brought up on java are 
just getting into decision making roles).

Universities will accept Haskell for "ideological" reasons whereas 
enterprise needs practical benefits.  At the moment, Haskell offers 
more of the former and so the focus should be on the Unis.


On 01/12/2004, at 1:00 AM, GoldPython wrote:

> Hi, all,
> I'm new to the Cafe, but not to Haskell (experimented with it on and
> off on a small scale over the last 5 or 6 years and enjoy the language
> quite a lot) and had more of a political question and wanted to see
> what people thought:
> Has anyone tried presenting the language to the average rank and file
> programming community?  If so, was it successful? If not, is there
> interest in doing so?
> By "rank and file" I mean, outside of the acedemic world where a large
> number of the programmers I see have very little math background. This
> would be the typical commercial Visual Basic crowd and the like.
> Thanks,
> Will Collum
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