[Haskell-cafe] Re: Specify array or list size?

Stefan Monnier monnier at iro.umontreal.ca
Sat May 7 12:31:18 EDT 2005

> I have a lady friend who wants to learn how to program. She's a technical
> person, but has no math background to speak of. I can't decide whether to
> start with a clear-syntax imperative language (Ruby) or a functional
> language (Haskell). I confess I've been leaning towards Ruby.

In my limited experience it's easier to learn an imperative language after
a functional one than the reverse.  So I'd recommend she start with Haskell.
It's actually easy to learn if you haven't been lobotomized by


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