[Haskell-cafe] Re: (to haskell-cafe) comment on language shootout

Iavor S. Diatchki diatchki at cse.ogi.edu
Fri Jun 18 14:01:06 EDT 2004


Greg Morrisett wrote:

> Iavor S. Diatchki wrote:
>> what would be cool is to have a place where
>> one has many versions of the same program, but each written in the 
>> "most natural"
>> way for the particular language --- a kind of "rosetta stone" for 
>> programming languages.
> The ICFP programming contest (and other contests) serve this
> purpose pretty well.  I've found it very instructive to stare
> at solutions in languages with which I'm not familiar.  And the
> tasks at hand tend to be more realistic (e.g., rendering)
> than micro-benchmarks.

that's a good point!  one thing i don't like about programming contests, 
is that
usually time is very limited, so often one ends up with terrible hacks 
that kind of work...
one might argue though, that "real programmers" are often faced with 
such situations.


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