[Haskell-cafe] Where do you use Haskell?

Daniel Carrera dcarrera at digitaldistribution.com
Tue May 3 05:39:26 EDT 2005

Tomasz Zielonka wrote:

> In my experience, the amount of IO code in an average Haskell program
> is from 1% to 20%, even in applications which have to do a fair amount
> of interaction with the outside world (networking, CGI, system utils).

Ok, I can see that. Thanks.

> Haskell's IO is not just a mimicry of traditional imperative languages,
> it's an EDSL (embedded domain specific language) for doing IO. Because
> it's embedded it benefits from all the other features of Haskell, like
> first-class functions, higher-order functions, lexical closures, pattern
> matching, etc, etc.

I guess this will make more sense to me as I learn more about the 
language. I'm quite new at this.

> If you mean that Haskell is rarely applicable, I disagree.

Well... the purpose of asking here is so knowledgeable people can 
correct my errors. :-)

Thank you for the info. I'm learning.


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