[Haskell-cafe] Re: Tutorial uploaded
daniel.carrera at zmsl.com
Wed Dec 21 06:17:37 EST 2005
Robin Green wrote:
> Whilst localising IO to a small part of the program is generally a good
> idea, beginners should not be scared off by the thought that IO in
> Haskell is so hard it has to be covered on page 94. This is not the
> case. It should be introduced on page 1.
As a newbie... I'll agree with Robin. I /did/ think that IO in Haskell
was probably very difficult because it's covered in page 94. I skimmed
through YAHT and IO is covered waaaayyy deep into the document. I
haven't read that section yet, but there is a lot of content and to me
it looked like it must be something difficult. I guess/hope that when I
get around to reading it I'll find out that it's not as scary as it looks.
> If people want Haskell to be treated as a practical language, not just
> something for doing academic teaching and research with, it should be
> taught as a practical language - which means that things like IO and
> space/time usage come to the forefront.
Until recently I thought of Haskell as something you would use for
Calculus and the like. It seemed like a tool for academia. You may be
interested to know that one of the reasons I started looking at Haskell
just now was to help a friend understand Calculus (the other reason is
that Haskell looks very cool).
\/_/ I am not over-weight, I am under-tall.
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