[Haskell-cafe] Re: Tutorial uploaded

Daniel Carrera daniel.carrera at zmsl.com
Wed Dec 21 07:31:11 EST 2005

Udo Stenzel wrote:
> Strange, I always thought predictable, understandable and above all
> correct code would be the primary goal, with small and quick code coming
> later.

Depends on what you mean by "quick" and "small". Do you mean that the 
program should execute fast and have a small memmory foot-print? If so, 
I agree. If what you mean is that the programmer should be able to 
finish the project quickly and it shouldn't have too many lines of code, 
then I think those features are important.

> To write interactive Haskell code well, you have to understand
> higher order functions.

That's scary, that you need advanced knowledge just to do IO.

> Unless you want to
> teach people to program as they would do in Basic, that is.

I don't know what you mean by that.

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