[Haskell-cafe] Haskell for non-mathematicians (was: Specify array or list size?)

Sebastian Sylvan sebastian.sylvan at gmail.com
Tue May 10 12:39:23 EDT 2005

On 5/10/05, Bulat Ziganshin <bulatz at hotpop.com> wrote:
 I think that runtime error
> messages given in terms of VALUES instead of compile-time error
> messages given in terms of TYPES are easier to understand for novice.
> also, strict regulations on datatypes are needed for professional
> program development, but will be just needless complication for
> learning concept of programming itself. even for mathematician Ruby
> will be a good choice

I disagree.
Types is a very important concept and I think that should be
emphasized in the first lecture. If one goes through types _and_
values from the very beginning a strongly typed language will be of
the same aid to beginners as it is to experts.


Sebastian Sylvan
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