[Haskell-cafe] Rational Haskell?
jwalsh at bigpond.net.au
Sat Feb 21 04:12:48 EST 2004
Please bear with me.
Point of departure:
My goal is OWL (but replacing the "O" for Ontological with Noological)
http://www.bright.net/~jclarke/kant/history.html 2. Noology (as in noumenon or "state of mind") i.e. rational
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ontology Zoology (as in phenomenon or state of body) i.e. Empirical
Declaration: None of these OO languages in their current context seem to work for me.
I love AWK, I don't like C++, I Like plain vanilla Prolog and Smalltalk (as procedural and declarative) IDE's, but in there current form useless for my purposes.
I'm unsure of Haskell but, feel it has untapped potential at a meta level.
So far I have found, that Haskell is a great "what-if" language (the comparison with the spread sheet correct). I am very much a remnant of the "how-to" generation (one cannot get much lower than assembler). I found it difficult to take responsibility and let go of my "goto".
But I do need to reach the "when-to" level: my project is Virtual Reality and SAI:(asIn Silicon Assisted Intelligence is gnot AI).
Somehow though all of us early (infant) programmers moved pretty seamlessly form goto's and flowcharting to pseudo-code and structure programming techniques: because it works.
However in 1989 I did BR and Semantic Modeling (Debenham and Montgomery UTS), realising immediately that it did not work. Since then I still see the Systems Designers equivalent of the flowchart and the goto i.e
Entity Relationship Modeling http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/rational/library/319.html
Why is it so hard for SysDesigners to make the same mind shift we did?
Sorry if I sound rude but I'm stuck in an OO rut and I need to reach Process Orientation rather quickly.
Any serious suggestions (apart from "just go away")?
PS: I don't like dialectical bickering over detail.
Please spare me the flaming
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