[Haskell-cafe] Python?

Graham Klyne GK at ninebynine.org
Tue Oct 26 04:23:33 EDT 2004

At 20:55 25/10/04 +0200, Remi Turk wrote:
>P.S. Why do so many people (including me) seem to come to Haskell
>      from Python? It can't be just the indentation, can it? ;)

I did.  (Or: from Java via Python.)

I don't think it's the indentation.  At least, not *just* that.

FWIW, I speculate:

1. Python users have already chosen expressivity over efficiency

2. For all that it's a "rapid" development language, and being dynamically 
typed, Python doesn't completely abandon discipline in program construction.


Graham Klyne
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