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

Matthew Walton matthew at alledora.co.uk
Wed Dec 8 05:24:36 EST 2004

mattr wrote:
> Haskell is still a very dynamic language - there is still much room for 
> it to grow and improve.  In that sense, it is still young.
> Perl and Python and Ruby have hit middle age - no more growing, just 
> more bulk accumulating around the middle.

Or in Perl's case, a seriously ambitious redesign: http://dev.perl.org/perl6

Note that among the features being added are lazy lists, generators and 
currying, to add to the stuff Perl 5 has which lets you do 
sort-of-functional programming. Haskell gets mentioned fairly often in 
some of the discussions, but that might be because I'm the one who keeps 
mentioning it :-)

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